Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The way to reduce workload from Big Three

This is a quote from Joe Girardi,

"We have to be creative in their(young starters) innings. If we get a chance to take them out of a game when there's a big lead ... that guy(long reliever) becomes very important."

We can sense how Yankees plan to be creative about their innings limitation. I will take a step further. Yankees should do that to every starter once they have a big lead in a game since Yankees have too many good pitchers down their farm. Of course, this doesn't mean take all pitchers out at 5th or 6th inning. But, I mean don't push starters into 8th or 9th inning. This will make Yankees look like using 6-man rotation.

This also can reduce the workload of "better" middle relievers.

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