Originally Posted by Always Red
This is a classic trade off between short term and long term success.
I disagree. Leaving Harang and Arroyo in up to 120 pitches seems to have four negative effects.
1. Long term risk to their health. This is the classic pitcher abuse theory.
2. Short term risk to their health. This is Harang's bad back, and Arroyo being worn out.
3. Decline in effectiveness after about the 105th pitch, especially for Arroyo.
4. Decline in performance in the start(s) immediately following their high pitch outings.
Of these four effects, only the first is long range. The other three all have short range, 'this season' impacts.
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo