There is a growing belief amongst NL GM’s that the DH will be instituted for NL as early as 2021. FWIW.
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) January 27, 2020
Baseball purists might hate it and fans might love it. Who knows. But the DH could be coming to the National League as soon as the 2021 season. This is the right thing for baseball to do. Look, whether or not you like the DH or not, you have to admit that there should be a universal rule between the two leagues. There is no reason that in the middle of the World Series that all the sudden the NL has to have a DH in the AL stadium and there is no reason for the vice versa where the AL loses their DH. I wouldn’t mind either way. If baseball got rid of the DH entirely I’d be alright with it. But the important thing here is to have cohesiveness between the two leagues. But for those who are anti DH here is a chart that could sway you.
For the anti DH in the NL crowd, here is the league average wRC+ for pitchers since 1871.
Pitchers haven't been better than 0 wRC+ (as in, 100% below league average) since 1982.
— Shaun Newkirk (@Shauncore) January 27, 2020
To the people against the DH in the NL: National League pitchers hit .131/.162/.166 last year.
— Dan O'Mara (@Dan_OMara) January 27, 2020