More Thoughts on the Changing Game
During the Cubs – Rockies Wild Card, I was talking about the difference between the new advanced analytics and traditional “get him on, get him over, get him in” baseball.
Now as I’m watching Josh Hader say “Hello!” to a large part of the baseball nation that may not have seen his nastiness, I’m thinking about the changing approach to pitching.
There’s a lot being made of the way that managers are handling their rotations and their bullpens, both in the postseason and in the long regular season. Kevin Cash in Tampa Bay has put the evolution of the game in our face, putting it to the forefront of the conversation. Using Sergio Romo as an “opener,” and other pieced together pitching situations, the experimental nature of the Rays season yielded them 90 wins.
A lot of people don’t like this evolution. I don’t love it… but I’m not against…
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