From the article:
"Seven of the studies Gershoff and her team reviewed examined the association between the frequency of physical punishment and a child's negative behavior over time. Five of the seven found a 'dose-response effect,' she said.
'In other words, as physical punishment increased in frequency, so did its likelihood of predicting worse outcomes over time,' she said."
Parents can discipline without spanking. The alternatives are boundaries, consequences, and consistency. But I'd imagine most parents either don't know how to use them or avoid them because they are harder than spanking. Spanking is the lazy way out, using a blunt tool rather than being precise. And that's on top of spanking's negative effects.
Mish ruled out Ketel Marte last night as well as Buxton and Mullens.
The one he did not completely rule out (although he said was highly unlikely) was Bryan Reynolds. He also said that Jo Adell is someone he thinks would make sense, but the Angels asking price would be too high. He did not get into Brandon Marsh much.