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A modest proposal.

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  1. Aug 1, 2016 #1 of 14
    yosoyellobo

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    With oppology to Jonathan Swift, for the longest time I have had this idea of using two young pitchers in tandem in the same game. I would have them alternate starts with the starter going five innings and the other pitching four without much concern for the pitch count. Is this a crazy idea or am I on to something?
     
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    inkahauts

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    I think it would be interesting to see in action...
     
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    Isn't that more or less what the Arizona Diamondbacks did with Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in the World Series when they won it all?
     
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    If you tried to do that for a long stretch I think it would get kinda chaotic. You'd end up needing a lot of pitchers. If your triple A team was nearby I suppose it might be doable.

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    yosoyellobo

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    What I was thinking was taking less say two of the Mets hot young pitchers and letting them go 5 or 4 innings without worrying about pitch count. I could easily see them making over thirty starts and winning maybe twenty-five of them.
     
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    Rich

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    I understand, but you would be using two starters every game and that would put a crimp on your bench. Remember, you only get to have 25 guys on the roster and using up two spots every five days or so would not be a good thing to do. If the Mets had a triple A team in Brooklyn that might work but their triple A team is in Las Vegas and that's too far away for a "shuttle".

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    If such a tandem where to win 25 game and complete 30 I am sure most managers would have no problem with it. I could see where a team that was in contention might be reluctant to try it, but a team at the bottom might not have anything to lose.
     
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    inkahauts

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    Actually I could see doing it with just one pair of pitchers... specifically your tow youngest Pitchers who have been in the big leagues for a year or two. I get the feeling sometimes they pitch to much their first couple years and this could help midigate that for two great prospects. Just a thought.
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    Exactly what I had in mind.
    Exactly what I had in mind.
     
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    Isn't this pretty much just having your fifth starter and long reliever/spot starter switch places every five days?
     
  11. yosoyellobo

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    If you want to get technical.
     
  12. yosoyellobo

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    It looks like the Toronto Blue Jays will be implementing a six man rotation. It would be perfect for my proposal.
     
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    Best to do this in September when the rosters expand to 40.
     
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    ā€œSince May 19, which was the day Sergio Romo made his first start for them as the "opener," the Rays have the majors' best first-inning ERA (1.84)ā€ from ESPN. Wish I had thought of it. Still thing I am on the right track.
     

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