Originally Posted by RedsManRick
The advantage of knowing how to pitch is that it doesn't go away -- great stuff does; just ask Greg Maddux.
I'd argue that when your great stuff goes away, so does your knowledge of how to use that stuff. You have to re-learn how to pitch with a 92-mph fastball instead of a 97-mph fastball.
Guys like Maddux and Moyer always had pinpoint control, so the absence of a dominating fastball didn't really affect them like it would affect a Randy Johnson or a Jason Schmidt.
Like you said, it's about a guy knowing how to use his stuff to maximum effect.