Originally Posted by RedEye
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...
Several? No. Sometimes they have 2 pitchers warming because of lefty/rightys or a tie game. And I don't think it's complicated to have your closer warm up every night to start the 7th just in case... I just think it's a terrible idea.