Originally Posted by Sea Ray
... i'd like to say Mazzone but actually he was a guy who thought that high pitch counts were good for building up arm strength.
Wait, wait, wait. Show us a link or some proof of this. I'm not saying you are wrong, but I have never
seen him espouse this philosophy. He has advocated the four man rotation and his philosophy does involve an extra day of throwing between starts to cement the necessary unconscious rote memory of arm movement. However, his philosophy on pitch counts has been very logistic. He believes the universal 100 number is very arbitrary and that other factors should be factored into the decision as to when to remove a pitcher. But, where is your proof of this claim?
No pitching coach that I know of can claim a flawless record for health, but Mazzone's pitchers have typically been quite healthy. You can't point to a prolonged record of abuse by Mazzone pitchers.