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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Why a 5 man rotation in MLB?
« Reply #25: June 20, 2012, 12:29:16 PM »
Wait. Putting everybody on a pitch count of 75 is supposed to decrease their bullpen innings?

An idea that doesn't sound good in theory, or practice.

I look forward to it!

Offline Kevrock

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Re: Why a 5 man rotation in MLB?
« Reply #26: June 20, 2012, 12:36:43 PM »
Fascinating. We play them next week, too.

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Re: Why a 5 man rotation in MLB?
« Reply #27: June 20, 2012, 01:36:26 PM »
Fascinating. We play them next week, too.

In Colorado?

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Why a 5 man rotation in MLB?
« Reply #28: June 20, 2012, 06:56:53 PM »
Go Johnny Wholestaff indefinitely.  This could be the ultimate test of Davey's A and B bullpen set up.

Offline blue911

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Re: Why a 5 man rotation in MLB?
« Reply #29: June 23, 2012, 09:55:52 AM »
Welch - you are right about the 10 man staff, 4 man rotation being predominant up to the 70s.  By 1980, the Os, for example, were more of a 4.5 man rotation (Flanagan, Palmer, McGregor, and Stone) (a/k/a Cy Young, Cy Old, Cy Future, and Cy Present), but still got another 15 or so starts from Dennis Martinez, Sammy Stewart, and Mike Boddicker.   Note again that the Os concentrated their innings in a shorter rotation filled by elite pitchers even though they had a couple of great future starters on that roster.  By comparison, the NYY of 1980 had a sort of hybrid, where Tommy john went about every 4th day as an old timer (36 starts), but most of the time they used 5 starters (Guidry 29, tom underwood 27,  Tiant 25, Rudy May 17, Figueroa 9, Mike Griffin 9, G. Perry 8).

By the mid 80s at the latest, 5 man rotations were common.


In 1980, as another Orioles pitcher, Steve Stone, was on his way to winning the Cy Young, Flanagan determined the different stages of Cy: He was the reigning Cy Young. "[Jim] Palmer is Cy Old," he said. "Stone is Cy Present and Storm [Davis] is Cy Future. When you get hurt, you become Cy-bex. When you're done, you become Cy-onara."

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/6894031/mlb-cy-young-winner-mike-flanagan-1951-2011

Offline markfnc

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Re: Why a 5 man rotation in MLB?
« Reply #30: July 02, 2012, 04:50:52 PM »
I do wonder if it'll take some team with balls to just go for it. I know its totally different, but when we had the pitcher hitting 8th and folks talked about how rare it was even though it appeared to be working before Davey shut it down. Somebody will just do it.

Didn't Billy Martin and the early 80's A's try it? I think our ptiching coach was on that staff.  Matt Keough, Mike Norris, Rick Leonard etc. They threw a lot of innings I know.