Originally Posted by swaisuc
So let's work with real world examples to see if it makes sense. We start the 7th up 4-2, is the closer in, warming up, or neither? I'll guess neither for now. 1st guy gets out... still nothing? 2nd guy walks, is he warming up? 3rd guy doubles, 2nd and 3rd, now is he up? Surely, he's not warm right? next guy grounds out scoring 1, 4-3, man on 3rd. Is he warm now? Does he come in?
What are the other guys doing? Are they warming up or is it just current pitcher or closer?
Honestly, it sounds like chaos to me and with very little expected advantage.
Chaos? Maybe I lack fundamental understanding of how things work, but don't managers quite often have several pitchers warming up to prepare for given situations that might arise? Why would it be so complicated to have your shutdown arm prepare earlier in the game, just in case? Does a closer have to warm up in a more specific way for save or non-save situations? I would think not...