Davey showed his old-school rigidity last night when he pulled Gio due to pitch count, brought in his 'eight inning guy' and best pitcher to pitch the eighth, and then the 'proven closer' in Lidge to pitch the ninth, even though we have several relievers better than him.
On the plus side, Davey does seem to recognize that Riggs overused (abused?) Clippard and Storen last year and that the same simply cannot happen this year.
I agree - good article. And I agree that this is something that won't be fully understood for a while yet. Verducci should be commended for constantly pushing ideas like this and his 'Verducci effect.' Even if they're not really correct or fully fleshed out, at least he's talking about this kind of stuff.