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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    (I didn't read any of the posts, so this is just what I have to say, I guess.)

    I've never been upset about interleague play and I'm still not upset about it, even if it is inheriently unfair.

    The wild card is needed due to the amount of teams in baseball now. You'd still have the "how can this team have even made the playoffs with this kind of record" argument with poor divison winners (i. e. the 1973 Mets and 2005 Padres) anyway.

    Expansion is linked into this as well. I don't think that the talent pool is particularly diluted. There are always going to be players in baseball that have no business being on a major league squad, and that isn't necessarily the fault of expansion.

    Free agency is fine with me. It is just part of the system. Charlie O'Finley's "everyone becomes a free agent at the end of the year" system might have been better, but we'll never know.

    The five-man rotation is good for some teams, as some pitchers need more rest than others. I'd say it's actually a good thing.

    I don't hate the DH at all. In fact, it's fine just the way it is right now. However, if we're talking about something that we can do without in the future, that would the the first thing to go. That or the insipid "All-Star Game decides the World Series advantage" thing.

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  • YankeeFanUK
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    close call between expansion & wild card....the league needs to trim a few teams, cut it down to an east & west...and get rid of the WC..if your not good enough to win your division you shouldnt be in the p/offs..its gonna be as bad as the NBA/NHL soon...love the DH

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  • ChiSox1917
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    Lol @ people saying FA...that's one of the best things to happen to baseball.
    Choice for me is easy, 5-man rotation.

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  • heavesrock
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    Originally posted by Baseball Guru View Post
    I cant decide between the DH, which I despise or expansion which I think overall has hurt the game as a whole because of the watered down talent..

    I guess looking at the big picture I'd say expansion...

    Has expansion really watered down talent? I say no. The population has grown enough that it is harder to make it into the major leagues today than before. Add in all the latin and Asian talent coming in now, and it's that much harder, and the talent is that much better. The reason, IMO, that there hasn't been a .400 hitter in so long is because the pitching keeps getting better and better.

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  • Chadwick
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    As a Reds fan, I have to say "Gapper" but since it wasn't an option, I went with the five-man rotation. None of the other choices lowered the quality of play on the field nearly as much as reducing the number of starts by the best pitchers on the team and replacing them with guys who have little business pitching at the major league level.

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  • whoisonit
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    My #1 Choice for Worst Innovation isn't listed.
    The 'quality start'. Maybe better to just refer to the highly specialised role of pitchers. Ugh.
    The game has been harmed with this nonsense of pitchers going 5 or 6 and being followed by a parade of, at best, mediocre throwers, with the big 'closer' only comming in at the start of the ninth in a 'save' situation.
    A starter should set out to go nine every time out. A 'save' is when you have 2 guys on, 1 out in the 7th in a 1 run game. NOT starting the 9th with your team in the lead.
    Don't even get me started on the 'situational' roles of pitchers. Pansy ass pitcher x can only pitch well to righthanders when the bases are empty with 2 outs in the sixth when there are more than 27,000 fans in attendence on Tuesdays against Central Division clubs. Exageration ? Not by much, not by much.
    Derth of good pitchers ? No way ! Just too many contrived 'jobs'.
    Oh bring back the days when the 'long man' was some washed up old hurler whose hanging on by the skin of his teeth, burried in somebody's pen !

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  • Dodgerfan1
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    Free agency, free agency, free agency!

    DH is a fairly close second.

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  • Baseball Guru
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    I cant decide between the DH, which I despise or expansion which I think overall has hurt the game as a whole because of the watered down talent..

    I guess looking at the big picture I'd say expansion...

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  • hairmetalfreek
    started a poll The worst innovation in baseball?

    The worst innovation in baseball?

    59
    Interleague play
    15.25%
    9
    Designated hitter
    47.46%
    28
    Wild card
    5.08%
    3
    Expansion
    11.86%
    7
    Free agency
    5.08%
    3
    Five-man pitching rotation
    15.25%
    9
    What do you think is the worst innovation in baseball? What has hurt the game more than any other?

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