Cubs: National League is about to add the DH this year. Will it stay?

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The Chicago Cubs and the National League is about to add the designated hitter. After the 2021 season, could it be permanent?

The Chicago Cubs and the National League could be getting the DH–on a temporary basis. But after the 2021 season, the CBA comes up for renewal. So will the DH be part of the change that will happen here? I don’t like it. But some do. Most do. So will it come into effect after the 2021 season? 

The thought is that once they get exposed to it, they get used to it. So will they use next year? I don’t know. But if it’s a CBA issue, it could get cleared up–and quickly. Will it affect the Cubs? Maybe. If it’s a case of carrying three catchers, Steven Souza, Jr. or Nico Hoerner could play left field with Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini in the lineup.

So the question pertaining to the universal DH–is it about to happen? After the 2021 season, the vote will come up and going to be very interesting. And mostly it’s going to be DURING the season. The 2021 season will be a turning point in the universal DH. Is it going to happen during the CBA or before that?

The AL and NL will play several games against each other–bringing out the question to have the universal DH or to play ‘house rules.’ Using a DH would be better off, considering the groups would be regional (West, East and Central.)

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Me? I’m against that. I wish they’d adopt the National League instead of the American League rules. But I get it. The injuries. That’s the critical factor in all of this. And if it requires one less pitcher? So be it.

Sadly, a pandemic started any of this–but it did. A global pandemic, at that. But it is what it is. And if the NL is going to go towards a DH? I’d rather it be now and not later.