Re: Back in the day...
There seems to be a failure to distinguish between throwing and pitching. Old timers never say that you should pitch everday. They say you should throw -- that's playing catch. I've read numerous articles where some pitchers swear by playing long toss on a quite regular basis. Same idea. I'm surpised this distinction is rarely, if ever, made.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.