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    How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

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    Concerning Chapman: "He hadn't pitched in three days," Baker said. "If you don't pitch him it's like if you're pitching him too much."

    So, that begs the question: How often is enough or not enough?

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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    I don't think it's an exact science.
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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I don't think it's an exact science.
    When the robots take over that excuse won't fly!

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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I don't think it's an exact science.
    If it were, there'd be no need for discussion

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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    When the robots take over that excuse won't fly!
    Then we'll definitely need Old Glory Robot Insurance - For when the metal ones decide to come for you.

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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    Robots use old people's medicine for fuel.
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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    Well, this discussion really took off

    Guess I should have re-worded the question so it would be about a trade.

    "So, if we gave up Bailey, Leake, Hoover, Marshall, and Chapman, do you think we could get Stanton?"

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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    It's simple: if they were effective when pitching, they were handled correctly.
    If they were ineffective, they were rusty or overused.
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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    It's tough for a manager to say, "He hasn't been used for several days so I'd better use him today when I don't need him and I might really need him later."

    Of course, the nature of the job is that you're supposed to be ready to go.

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    Re: How often/little should relievers and closers be used?

    I'll bite NR. I'd say three days in a row is the limit both ways. If a guy pitches three days in a row, I'd say he needs a day off. If a guy sits three days in a row, I'm guessing he needs to get in a game or he won't be real sharp next time.

    Stiil you can't have a guy pitching 3 days, one day off and then pitching for three more days. As Chip said, it's not really an exact science. It is really har to put all the exceptions and possibilities into words. I gave it a shot.
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