The DH may be coming to the National League as soon as 2021 and the New York Mets already look prepared.
One of the oldest debates in baseball history might soon be settled, as the designated hitter might expand to the National League. According to baseball analyst Jim Bowden, the National League may adopt the DH as early as 2021. This is very good news for the New York Mets, who would benefit from the inclusion of an extra hitter in their lineup.
The DH is one of those things that every fan of baseball has an opinion about. Some hate it. Some love it. It really is a matter of personal preference.
Whether you agree with it or not, the American League has had a DH since 1973, and it isn’t going anywhere. For decades the NL has kept the tradition of having pitchers hit- even when they aren’t any good at it. According to Howard Megdal of The Hardball Times, in 2018 pitchers hit .115/.144/.148 in 5,135 plate appearances for a -25 wRC+.
The DH would be good for the Mets, as the team would better utilize the hitters at their disposal and provide more opportunities for the offense.
For example, with Yoenis Cespedes coming back from having injuries the last two seasons, wouldn’t it be…