Dodgers: Four reasons why the universal DH could be beneficial
If Major League Baseball institutes a universal designated hitter, how would it impact the Los Angeles Dodgers? Could it be a benefit?
If you grew up rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers, you might not be a fan of the designated hitter. Why? Well, because you’re not used to it. In fact, the longer you have rooted for the Dodgers, the less likely you probably are to accept the idea of bringing American League rules to the Senior Circuit.
With the 2020 season quickly becoming a petri dish for every crazy idea people have wanted to try to spruce up the game, it appears possible the DH will find its way to the National League. In fact, MLB is expected to submit a proposal to teams and players this week that includes a universal DH.
What does this mean for the Dodgers?
Does Andrew Friedman need to scurry to sign a free agent who can play DH every night? Does he need to start looking at opposing rosters for an option he can acquire via trade?
Luckily, I don’t think so.
There are few teams in the National League who are better suited to adapt to new rules that require a designated hitter than the Dodgers are this season. In fact, there are four reasons why a DH would actually help the Dodgers in their quest for a championship.