Re: Reds sign Mark Prior
Haven't read through the whole thread.
Here's why pitching counts are so important in today's game:
Players earn way more money in both real dollars and as a percentage of revenue than ever before. They are a true investment for the owners. Can you really blame a team, for example in the Steven Strasburg example, for protecting their investment?
We are talking about huge investments. On both sides. Players have the ability to make community changing amounts of money. Owners have the ability to make world changing amounts of money. Letting young pitchers throw 150-200 pitches a game, like in the old days, is too big a risk. Especially if you have a bullpen like the Reds did last year (as an example).
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