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Which makes perfect sense and is consistent with history. If you're utterly useless in the field, you'd better be bringing a 125 OPS+ bat _at a minimum_ if you hope to win a job.
Teams do indeed treat a 100-110 OPS+ no glove player as basically worthless.
Every AL team has a DH, and having one does not cost the team a tremendous number of runs -- it only costs the team the defensive value of the worst player remaining in the field who might have otherwise DHed.
The fact that you're a regular DH is showing that you are a worse fielder than everyone else starting on your team.
the lack of flexibility you bring to a roster
Botts hit .320/.436/.545 in AAA at age 26; Jimenez hit .328/.399/.591 at AA at age 25. Why don't these guys become their ML team's full-time DHs for a season or two?
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