Re: At Least for a short time, isn't it nice to have a 25 man roster without a player listed only as a DH?
posted at 4/1/2013 6:48 PM EDT
In response to Bill-806's comment:
In response to royf19's comment:
In response to ADG's comment:
Having a healthy (and hopefully productive) in the lineup will help, but I'll tell you, it's nice to look at a team roster and not have a player listed under DH. It's great to have the flexibility to rotate position players into that position to give them a day off of playing in the field.
H E L L NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd rather have a guy who can hit .300 with 30 HRs and 100 RBIs than rotate guys into that position that produce considerably less.
That flexibility is only great when you don't have a great hitter in that spot. Otherwise it's a bunch of nonsense.
And for this year, who do you think will be rotating in that last position in the lineup? Napoli will be in the lineup most days even if it is occasionally as DH so the choice for that last spot in the lineup is Gomes-Nava-Carp or Ortiz.
I'll take Ortiz over the rest every day all the time.
And if Ortiz is in the linup and Napoli needs a rest, I'd rather sit Napoli and play Carp or Nava than not have Ortiz.
RORY1NINER....... The days of the plodding D H type/s are OVAA !!!
.300 BA, 30 HR, 100 RBI, .900-plus OPS is a plodding DH? Really.
Gee -- I want some of what you're smoking. Seriously, stay away from sharp objects get yourself a designated driver.
Teams aren't using DH-only types because they're not out there like they used to. But no team -- NO TEAM -- would rather put a bunch of punch-and-Judy hitters in at DH than pencil a guy like Ortiz in every day.
Again answer this question. Who would you rather have in the order:
Oh, and considering what a butcher Gomes is in the OF, Gomes is hardly a poster boy for your argument. He's a power hitter who can just hit lefties and is a butcher in the field and doesn't hit for a high average. Ortiz is actually a better 1B than Gome is a LF.