Originally Posted by westofyou
Guy faced 863 batters in 2003 and 264 pitchers have done that and more since.
Chances are his arm would have exploded eventually.
Maybe Mark Prior is the one who should decide who he stays connected to in the game and not the fans?
Sure, perhaps it would have. But it isn't that he faced X number of batters, it is that he did it at a young age, and in particular just how much he had while already at his career high in innings/batters faced. From August 10th-the end of the playoffs, Prior started 13 games. He threw 100 innings in those games. He threw 1575 pitches in those games.
So 13 games, he averaged 7.7 innings and 121.2 pitches per game. At 22 years old. That is arm abuse. Plain and simple.