I don't care what Big Poopi says. He has been using something the whole time he has been a Red Sox. It is just something they don't have a test for .In 2006 , he was named as one of the players that was using something from a Candian doctor .
His days on the Blow Sox are numbered and no team is going to play him 15 million just to DH.
The days of the full time DH were over when teams started carrying 12 -13 pitchers.
Not enough bench players to permit a full time DH that most likely can't field or run.
Teams will find the DH is best filled by regulars needing a day off the field and giving reserves much needed at bats.
It all depends on the make up of your team. Any manager who said they wised they didn't have to have the guy who's leading this team in BA, HRs and RBIs in the lineup every day would haven to be complete fool. Of course, in this case it was never actually said, as we know, if we know beanie.
But let me ask you something. If Cano were a horrible fielder, would you want to take him out of the Yankee lineup and get rid of him, or would you rather keep him there as a DH? Would the Yankee offense be better with him gone, some much lesser hitter playing 2nd, and the Yankees then rotating around the DH, or with Cano being the DH every day? There is no set answer for this for every team, it depends on the players on the team. Anyone who thinks the RS would have been a better team over the last decade with them rotating the DH around among the regulars rather than having Ortiz as the permanent DH better take a look at the stats they would have had to replace in their offense first.
go look at 2012 splits.
ba 355 at home, 273 on the road
slg at home 702
slg on the road 506.
being angry is losing a superbowl to eli manning
i get, you are still upset about your pats being 18 and 1 giant loss.
care to comment on ortiz being a production of the wall
"being angry is losing a superbowl to eli manning"
TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!! BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA
It might be politically incorrect to say this but I'd happily sign David Ortiz and slot him in as DH right now if given the chance. I hope the Red Sox let him go to free agency and I hope the Yankees jump all over him. Futhermore, and this hurts me to admit it, but I'd let Granderson go (and I really like the guy) because he is going to want big money (I'm thinking upwards of $16M per). I re-sign Swisher and Ichiro. I move Gardner back to CF.
I will give Girardi credit, he has used the DH position incredibly and he could be the influence for more teams to utilize it the way we have. It requires, a manager to have a lot of flexibility, similar to the situation an NL team needs because they do the double switch when they change pitchers...(although for a different reason).
It is easy to see how it gives a team more flexibility to have an extra player/pitcher because their isn't one person slotted in as the DH everyday.
I believe this will be highlighted more as interleague play happens each day of the season next year....when there is more discussion all the time about interleague situations.