Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bill James and Joe Posnanski on Nolan Ryan and Pitch Counts

This article is excellent, and contains this quote from Bill James:

I think that what Ryan is doing CAN succeed, because he is doing battle with an empty suit. There's really no basis to the belief that a mature starting pitcher can't throw 150 or 160 pitches in a game -- when he's feeling good, when he's throwing freely and not fighting anything -- without negative consequences.

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