Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Happen to agree strongly with his thoughts on bullpen usage and use of the bench. Baker had a tendency to overuse guys, IMO, and I think you can hear Price suggesting that too.
That's all well and good but don't you want your better pitchers to pitch more? I'm all for spreading out the work but if it's the 8th inning and Matt Holliday's up, I think I'd rather have LeCure pitching to him than Ondrusek. This is a meritocracy. You pitch better (Hoover, Simon, Parra) you get more work. If you don't (Ondrusek, Arredondo, Bray) you get less work.