It is time for the "traditionalists" and those who think that in 2027 the real life MLB will not have a DH to get over it. The disparity is clear in the enormous advantage AL teams have in a short series against their NL counterparts. I will give you three reasons why the DH should be voted in to the National League. Inter-league Play. With 2013 came a restructuring of the leagues. When Houston moved into the American League, this left each league with 15 teams, unbalancing them both and forcing even more inter-league matchups. Nearly every day of the regular season we are having these games occur and the National League is at a huge disadvantage. Even though the majority of their ballgames are against the NL, they still have a much higher proportion of games against the AL. Even the most creative GM will not spend money... most times a lot of money... for a DH who cannot play in the field and will only be used in these games. Not only is it a large portion of the budget, but the player not being in the starting lineup will cause ripples in the team's morale all year long. Which brings me to my second point... Free Agency. This is a two-fold concept. A National League team is hesitant or even unwilling to extend their aging stud hitters to a long term deal in fears that the player will lose his ability to play the field. It has happened numerous times across the league, and if you ask any NL GM, defense plays a huge factor in signing a player or even extending their own aging player. With a DH, the older player can always be slotted there and kept on their team. Secondly... some of the best hitters each year in free agency will never be signed by a NL team due to the simple reason that they cannot play defense. The AL on the other hand has that luxury and can continually upgrade the position as better hitters become available. This also affects the market as a whole. By more teams being able to sign these hitters, you will see more trading and even a more active free agency market as bidding escalates on the DH type hitter 3. OOTP sucks at substitutions and strategy. Even the GM who micromanages every single strategy option to maximize their offensive output will see dozens of occurances throughout the season of OOTP failing to do what a real life NL manager would do. Pinch hitting, bunting, double switches, etc, are all a part of a NL game and none are being utilized correctly by the AI. Even in post season play where it matters most. We need to seriously examine the direction that this topic should be headed. I have provided three very vaild arguments for the DH in the NL. I see no reason why this should not happen, and the only way to see if it can is to put it up for a vote by NL GM's ONLY. Thank you.