MLBTR Chat Transcript

There are other fans, like me, who feel a ballplayer should play the full game – run, hit, field, and throw. I don’t find it hard to believe some players feel the same way.
I am surprised that some people believe all players want the DH. Steve’s answer covers some logical reasons IMO……

“Well, a lot of pitchers like to hit. A lot of pitchers also like the idea of facing other pitchers rather than David Ortiz/Nelson Cruz or whatever position player is being cycled through the DH spot on a given day (for teams that use it rotationally).”

“Plus, these guys are all players but they’re also fans of the game. If they grew up following NL ball, you can’t blame them for wanting to preserve the brand of baseball that prompted them to fall in love with the game.”

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