what the wbc showed about pitching.
I think the lesson of the wbc is that starting pitching that goes deep into games is overrated.
Israel won a game using a fresh arm 8 times. There doesn't seem to be a good reason why teams without a Madbum or Arrietta can't mix and match erstwhile middle relievers frequently or even all the time, with the side benefit of keeping other teams from loading up on one side of the plate if they have that option. Have various guys eat innings and then you get the setup guy and the closer.
Last edited by rodk; 03-23-2017 at 06:26 PM.