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Friday, February 6, 2009
A Solution to the Starting Pitcher Problem?
In Between Hops has a post up suggesting that the Brewers go with a 4-man rotation (Gallardo, Parra, Bush, Suppan) and designate three middle relievers (Vallanueva, McClung and Riske) to pitch three innings on a 3-day rotation. That leaves you with your closer and a couple other guys for the 9th, mop-up, getting out of jams and LOOGy stuff. I like this kind of idea, but I admittedly don't know enough about how pitcher's arms work to speculate about whether it's possible. What do you guys think?