DH in Sim Dynasty?

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DH in Sim Dynasty?

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Now that the MLB has the DH in both leagues, any chance a DH spot is added in Sims? That would be an interesting change to add another bat in the lineup.
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I wholeheartedly agree.
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Did you check all the strategies having a DH kills? Plus it makes all its defensive stats irrelevant? It'd only benefit the "set it and forget it" guys that only see their win/lose stats, and hurt the ones paying attention to what happens in the actual games.
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They can just have the DH as a league option. Initially, it should generate a lot of interest. Might be a good idea for some of these leagues that are having trouble attracting new owners.

Personally I prefer no DH, but I would certainly try a league with that rule.
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Because of pitchers being more sought after in drafts I believe a choice for a DH league might balance that.
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A DH would allow:

1. weak defender/good bat to still get at-bats but allow a better defender which will help pitching staffs.
2. allow an aging hitter to transition to DH while allowing the promotion of a prospect
3. or allow the promotion of a prospect hitter that may not be great in the field
4. provide an extra lineup spot to evaluate young hitters
5. provide an extra lineup spot for mentorship
6. provide extra trade value for aging stars
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I hate the DH and wish it had never been used.
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rocker2 wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:27 pm A DH would allow:

1. weak defender/good bat to still get at-bats but allow a better defender which will help pitching staffs.
2. allow an aging hitter to transition to DH while allowing the promotion of a prospect
3. or allow the promotion of a prospect hitter that may not be great in the field
4. provide an extra lineup spot to evaluate young hitters
5. provide an extra lineup spot for mentorship
6. provide extra trade value for aging stars
Yes, yes, but if your opponents are doing the same, those advantages cancel out. These things you mention makes it easier for managers as they don't have to think as hard about some problems that disappear (do A, or B or C? Nah, abuse the DH spot since that's optimal), and the strategies it kills are way more than the ones added (what settings do you have when you're winning a game by one run and a reliever is getting tired? do you let her bat or do you pinch hit and risk being switched out for a worse reliever? Do you use a different strategy for this on the 7th and on the 8th? Nah, just DH all situations...)

What I get is that some owners are bored of playing the same thing over and over and any kind of change like adding a DH would allow things to be novel again and welcome. Now, that's a good reason, but then I want the sim to allow a pitcher to be used in any position instead of 9th, that'd give an edge to players paying attention.
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No DH for me-old school NL
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I hate the DH. It is a perversion, a prostitution, and a dumbing down of baseball.
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