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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #33)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:18 PM

34. Rebuttal

First, ALL teams invest heavily in their top pitchers, not just the Yankees. Teams like the Phillies, Giants, and Mariners invest a huge percentage of their entire payroll in their best pitchers, and you cannot dismiss this as a factor.

Second, because of this investment, teams are not going to require that the pitchers put in the time and the effort to become major league hitters, just like teams would not want their top position players to go to the mound and pitch a few innings.

Third, as stated in the original post, the NL is the one few remaining leagues without a DH. That means that pitchers are developed in college and the minors without getting any experience hitting.

Fourth, pinch hitting for a pitcher also forces a manager to go to a lesser pitcher. Thus, the game is deprived of seeing the best against the best.

In sum, forcing a player in a sport into doing something that that player has never put in any time nor effort to actually do is making a mockery of the game. In other sports where the players have to play both offense and defense, they have to put time, effort, and practice into doing both in order to become elite. Pitchers cannot and will not put in that effort to become hitters.

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