I agree- the problem with the "take a strike", 75-pitch count, and tandem starters is that they create constrictions that ignore the individual players' particular instructional needs. I agree with the aims behind the rules, but screwing with the performance of freshly-created professional athletes that must have been doing something right to get to where they were was myopic.

I was originally on board with the eight-man rotation and 75-pitch count, for the record (never the "take strike one"), but after witnessing two seasons of mediocre-at-best results without much reduction in lost time (although, I suppose if you wanted to you could pin the Gardner and Pauly injuries, for example, on college), it became clear that it was cutting off the organizational nose to spite its face.