Well, we know one Mets pitcher that won't be happy if the MLB decides to establish a universal DH.
Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard went to Twitter to express his dislike in the best way he knew how -- a GIF.
Universal DH?!?!? pic.twitter.com/qNLnKHFAS6- Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) February 6, 2019
Good news for Syndergaard is sources told SNY's Andy Martino the switch to a DH in the National League is "highly unlikely" this season after the MLBPA proposed the change.
"The timing is too tight," a source involved in the process told Martino. "There is support for the change, but MLB will want something big in return."
Now, a universal DH may help the Mets if the change is to go through. Players like Peter Alonso, Yoenis Cespedes, and Robinson Cano could benefit from the position, as it would give manager Mickey Callaway some more options to work with in creating his lineups.
But Syndergaard still wants to swing the lumber every time he toes the rubber during the season, and he likely isn't the only pitcher that thinks so. Over his career, "Thor" owns a .178 average with four homers, six doubles and 13 RBI. He hit .128 with two double and three RBI in 52 plate appearances last season.
Despite those numbers, though, Syndergaard is one of the few pitchers that can make an impact at the plate with his raw power. Just how much power?
I mean, he did this in an at-bat last season. You don't see Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge breaking bats mid-swing...
Say what you want about pitchers still owning a spot in National League batting orders, but there is no denying the sense of excitment when a pitcher gets a base knock, let alone smashes one over the fence. Syndergaard is clearly hoping he'll have the opportunity to do both this season and beyond.
But, Noah, let's keep the bat in one piece this season. OK?