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    Bizarre Pitching Theory

    What would be the reason to not do this:

    Pitch 9 guys one inning each rather than the traditional method.

    Then everyone can pitch almost every day. You can probably save an awful lot of money on salaries as well.

    Yes, I know this sounds ridiculous.

    I'd like to hear your thoughts.
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    Guys arms would honestly fall off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSownsU View Post
    Guys arms would honestly fall off.
    To throw 10-15 pitches a day?
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    That could limit the impact of the better pitchers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoYankee View Post
    To throw 10-15 pitches a day?
    There is no guarantee they will only throw 10-15 pitches.

    Remember when Mo or Drob or any other reliever we had after pitching back to back days would not be allowed to pitch the next day? Would never happen.

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    I figure 2 of every 3 days on a rotation.
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    We already tried this when Phil Hughes started!
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    Bizarre Pitching Theory

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    There could be alternate ways to approach pitching that are differ from the conventional method that are at least plausible. In a similar vein to Leo's theory you could have a rotation of sorts where you break the staff up into 3 man teams and give each guy 3 innings (starter, middle, and end) and have like a 3 day rotation. So for instances one day you could have Sabathia, Nova and Robertson pitch, the next day Tanaka, Kelley, and Kuroda would go and so on. It's plausible because the pitch counts would be low enough for each guy to pitch that frequently while still getting their rest. The downside is it limits flexibility in that you can't adapt to game situations, use lefty specialists, etc without messing up the rotation.

    A less radical idea, which I'd be in favor of, is eliminating the idea of a closer and instead using your best reliever whenever the highest leverage situation is while considering who the starter is. For example, the "closer" would come in in the 7th of a 2-1 games against the Red Sox with a man on second, one out, and Ortiz at the plate. This would be somewhat similar to how relievers were used in the 60s and 70s, and would be important because that moment could be the turning point of the game and failure in that situation could prevent a save situation from ever occuring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoYankee View Post
    I figure 2 of every 3 days on a rotation.
    So you need 18 plus pitchers? Otherwise you need to start pitching guys too often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skierdude44 View Post
    There could be alternate ways to approach pitching that are differ from the conventional method that are at least plausible. In a similar vein to Leo's theory you could have a rotation of sorts where you break the staff up into 3 man teams and give each guy 3 innings (starter, middle, and end) and have like a 3 day rotation. So for instances one day you could have Sabathia, Nova and Robertson pitch, the next day Tanaka, Kelley, and Kuroda would go and so on. It's plausible because the pitch counts would be low enough for each guy to pitch that frequently while still getting their rest. The downside is it limits flexibility in that you can't adapt to game situations, use lefty specialists, etc without messing up the rotation.

    A less radical idea, which I'd be in favor of, is eliminating the idea of a closer and instead using your best reliever whenever the highest leverage situation is while considering who the starter is. For example, the "closer" would come in in the 7th of a 2-1 games against the Red Sox with a man on second, one out, and Ortiz at the plate. This would be somewhat similar to how relievers were used in the 60s and 70s, and would be important because that moment could be the turning point of the game and failure in that situation could prevent a save situation from ever occuring.
    I think you have valid points. While my 9 guy game is extreme, maybe some combo is feasible.

    I also think that your point on the crux of the game is important. If the best hitters are up in the 8th inning and the 7-8-9 hitters are up in the 9th, then yes, it makes sense to use ur better pitcher then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    So you need 18 plus pitchers? Otherwise you need to start pitching guys too often.
    No. 12 pitchers.

    1-9 go game 1
    10-6 game 2
    7-3 game 3

    And so on...
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    Bad things happen when guys pitch too often. See Pedro Feliciano.
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    It's mind boggling to me that a grown man in tip top shape can't pitch one fkn inning 4-5 times a week.
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