yes, i think pitchers should have to hit. makes for more strategy. i hate watching AL baseball..same 9 guys over and over. very little strategy.
also, in the case of the breweres (and prolly other teams..but i'll use the crew as an example), look at prince fielder. big fat guy...if he gets any bigger, which he probably will considering how young he is, he will be too big to even play first base, so the brewers will prolly lose him to an AL club where he can be the DH. and that blows.