Pros And Cons Of Keeping The Designated Hitter

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In recent discussions of the designated hitter, a controversial issue has been whether the National League of Major League should adopt the designated hitter or that the National League should keep the rule how it is and have the pitchers bat. On the one hand, some argue that the National League should keep the rule of having the pitcher bat in the lineup. From this perspective, we can argue that teams will have to make strategic moves late in the game when dealing with the pitcher’s spot in the batting order. On the other hand, however, others argue that the designated hitter role should be adopted by the National League. The opinion of one of this view’s main supporters is that having the designated hitter will expand some teams offenses.…show more content…
According to this view, the designated hitter should be adopted by the National League. In sum then, the issue is whether the National League should adopt the designated hitter or leave the pitcher’s spot in the batting order. My own view is that the National League should adopt the designated hitter role. Though I concede that in history, the pitcher has always batted in the National League, I still maintain that by allowing the teams of the National League to use the designated hitter, many teams we be more successful.…show more content…
Although some might object that it is more entertaining to watch certain pitcher hit, I reply that not all pitchers are good hitters. The issue is important because is has come up recently the past two season at the Winter Meetings, and the Owner’s Meeting. The National League should adopt the designated hitter rule because pitchers struggle at the plate, there is a large possibility of injury when pitchers bat, and some teams’ offenses would
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