The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 900 – No NL DH, ST News, and AL West Closers


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  • TGFBI update (0:00)
  • DH/expanded playoffs considered dead (15:55)
  • Framber Valdez finger issue – season-ending surgery? (18:10)
    • AAA season delayed a month


AL West:

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Approximately 57 minutes of joyous analysis.

Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and Content Director for OOTP Perfect Team. Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer and on Twitch at sporer.

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3 years ago

So happy the DH is dead in the NL this year. One more year of “normal” baseball. Hopefully it ends up being mostly normal.

3 years ago
Reply to  bluerum29

How dare you want to hold on to tradition! Progress or censor is the way

3 years ago
Reply to  Paul Sporer

I prefer small ball baseball to the swing and miss mentality of most of todays hitters. Pitchers should be able to handle a bat well enough to not look like a fool out there. Bunts, productive ground outs, fly balls that advance a runner, these are all good things to see in a game. Also, a pitcher batting instead of a player whose only job is to hit well can help keep pitching stats lower and I like that.
In addition I like having bench players who you can expect to get into the game, even if for one at bat in the later innings. I’ve never enjoyed watching AL games.

wanderlust franco
3 years ago
Reply to  bluerum29

you must be fun at parties

3 years ago

Because I prefer quality pitching to home runs and strike out offense? Or because I like all of the different strategic aspects of the game of baseball?

3 years ago
Reply to  bluerum29

enjoy pitchers hitting .100 and bunting almost every at bat, you fucking loser

3 years ago
Reply to  BenFranklin17

That was very polite of you.