Author Topic: Postseason Starting Rotation  (Read 7618 times)

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Online Ray D

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #75: October 04, 2017, 09:56:52 AM »
So I guess the lesson from last night is that this discussion is moot and that starting pitching is overrated?
I'm not sure last night proved much but the discussion this morning on MLB XM went a long way towards persuading me.  Statistics show that third time through the lineup offensive production increases dramatically and so the trend is going to be 5-6 innings for a starter.  So the relief pitcher, and especially long and  mid relief, becomes much more important and starter correspondingly less.  The question then becomes why do we pay a guy $30M to go 5 innings?  And the answer is, we won't be seeing that any longer.