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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryph View Post
    See you say that lol. I made a catcher and got drafted by the Marlins. Told them I'm staying a catch, got called up and just...started playing in LF, as a 78, and the catcher behind the plate was 62.

    So...yeah Artificial "Intelligence" once I played ~50 or so games, my player card auto changed to Lf primary / C secondary and I just stopped playing altogether after that.
    Lmao.

    Thats actually fucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNA View Post
    Not to play devils advocate as Iím uncertain with the rule completely but I also felt it added an area of uncertainty like the vide posted above. If the pitcher canít execute it properly, it leaves the chance for a huge play or overthrow. Is the rule only to speed it the up when there is no one else on base?
    If I had to guess the potential runs added by pitcher mistake on an intentional walk, Id guess it would be microscopically low. I get what you're saying, but I think the rule was mainly implemented to speed up the game a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryph View Post
    See you say that lol. I made a catcher and got drafted by the Marlins. Told them I'm staying a catch, got called up and just...started playing in LF, as a 78, and the catcher behind the plate was 62.

    So...yeah Artificial "Intelligence" once I played ~50 or so games, my player card auto changed to Lf primary / C secondary and I just stopped playing altogether after that.

    they put my in RF after I argued I'm staying 3B when I chose to get drafted by the braves. I got called up last 2 weeks of regular season. During the offseason I got traded to the Dbacks and then a week later to the cubs. Played a whole season with them, won ROTY, the HR derby, 3rd in MVP voting, Silver Slugger. Got traded in the offseason to the yankees to DH play RF when no DH and Judge shifts to LF.

    I'm so mad I've been traded 4 times within my first year. On the bright side, I'm an 81 OVR now so the game isn't annoying anymore. I much prefer pitching in the game tho tbh.

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    Damn , that's insane. I decided to let things go and see who will draft me, as a shortstop. Got picked by Baltimore (fuck me). Not even a month in I was already in the AAA and midway in the season, I got the call to the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanosuke View Post
    I'm super excited for the Braves, the issue is Liberty Media.
    oooo talking about the investing thread, the Liberty Media Braves Group is one I didn't think of that is on a discount from this Corona Virus stuff. It's like a 1/3rd off and is a sports team+stadium that is valued at <1bil right now and has some young big names for a quick ascension to relevancy when this is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulky View Post
    oooo talking about the investing thread, the Liberty Media Braves Group is one I didn't think of that is on a discount from this Corona Virus stuff. It's like a 1/3rd off and is a sports team+stadium that is valued at <1bil right now and has some young big names for a quick ascension to relevancy when this is over.
    I honestly have been looking into it tbh.

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    So it seems like when baseball comes back we will have the DH in the NL. I honestly think if we're gonna have the stupid rule might as well have 2 DHs per team. 1 for the pitcher and 1 for a defensive specialist. Lots of guys who play an elite CF, SS, or C but can't swing a bat well enough to make it in the bigs. There isn't a single MLB team whose defense wouldn't be instantly improved by a 2nd DH.

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    Well I wouldn’t want to see that. I mean pitchers make sense because starters only play once a week or so. It’s stupid having them hit. They will never have enough consistent ABs or see enough major league pitching to be anything but terrible at the plate. That’s why they’re all terrible at the plate. And yes, I know there are a handful of unicorn pitchers who aren’t totally terrible but even those guys are terrible.
    Great defensive catchers or CFs who aren’t good hitters are still WAY better than pitchers on average. And since they’re doing it every day there’s a real chance they can get better. And if they don’t, time for the next guy to get a chance.
    Pitchers will never ever get better with 3 ABs every 5 games or so. Everyone knows that. They know that. So I mean if you like watching an automatic out in the 9 hole every night and pitchers standing in the batter’s box looking like baby giraffes learning to walk, cool. I think it’s silly and the NL should just adopt the DH and the leave rest alone.
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  9. #1919

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    It'll benefit the NL clubs as well. As it opens a lot of aging players who can't go out there every day to remain in NL parks as opposed to waiting solely on AL offers. All those problems the Brewers had last year rotating Thames and Aguilar around essentially having them dump one of them would of never even amounted to that.

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    Great defensive players who suck at hitting are only significantly better hitters than pitchers because those are the only ones who make it to the bigs. Anyone who hits as poorly as a pitcher wouldn't even sniff high A.

    My thought process is if we are gonna have the DH because it makes the product on the field better I don't see how you could argue against adding a second DH because it would undeniably make the product better. Every single team has a player on the bench who fields better than one of their every day players. And it makes resting guys better which would reduce injuries and keep star players playing more consistently.

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