- Feb 3, 2016
Haha. Thanks for letting me get my pitch count in, Skip!View: https://twitter.com/BarstoolHubbs/status/1285365079664398336?s=09
The pitcher just said fuck it...
In games that don't matter like these... I'd be throwing everything at their sternum since that's generally where someone's wrist ends up.I see a HBP next to Altuve's name from the game last night.
Altuve and Bregman were hit with the bases juiced, so likely not intentional - but I'm gonna go with it was completely intentional and even if the bases were loaded in the bottom of the 9th in a tie game they'd still get plunked.
I wonder if MLB will pipe in "CHEATING BASTARDS!" chants during their away games this year?
I agree having the pitcher come to bat can be a bit anticlimactic, but having a huge hole in the lineup creates the part of baseball I like the most: Strategy.But it adds a lot of talent.
You want strategy, I got strategy for you. Only fielding players hit. Yeah, I said it. 8 man batting lineup.I agree having the pitcher come to bat can be a bit anticlimactic, but having a huge hole in the lineup creates the part of baseball I like the most: Strategy.
You and I both know that pitcher is unique from every other position in baseball. I can entertain the "everyone should have to hit argument" if everyone also has to pitch. Otherwise, I don't find it interesting. Especially that we've gone so far down the road of pitchers being made of glass with pitch counts and other nonsense, that it's kind of a joke to pretend that they're hitters because 2 of them hit a home run over the course of a year.If the DH makes sense, why not just make offensive and defensive players? I'm sure there are a ton of slick fielding players that have MLB-caliber defensive skills but can't hit for shit. And, to a lesser extent, I'm sure there are some dudes that can absolutely crush the ball but can't field for shit so they aren't on a roster.
You can use the DH for anyone, it doesn't need to be used for the pitcher.If the DH makes sense to keep pitchers from hitting, wouldn't it also make sense for other position players?
.280-.285 is considered a good season in modern MLB and he's one of the greatest fielders of all time. He'd be just fine.If Ozzie Smith came up in today's game, he'd never make a roster. His .262 / .337 / .328 wouldn't even get him to a 3A team. But there is no denying his defensive talent was one of the best the game has ever seen.
His slugging is lower than his OBP. That's unheard of..280-.285 is considered a good season in modern MLB and he's one of the greatest fielders of all time. He'd be just fine.
I'm aware of that, but I'm talking about disconnecting fielding and hitting as a whole.You can use the DH for anyone, it doesn't need to be used for the pitcher.