posted by BRF
It certainly will be interesting and I kinda like it.
I know I’ve carped about this before, but it just grinds me when you have a reliever making, say, 40 appearances and have pitched 36 2/3 innings..........and making $3 million.
Not to mention an inning taking an hour because of 3 pitching changes.
When they were talking about this on 92.3 they were discussing the two relievers that can bring it over 100 mph for the Tribe. They said when they throw at that speed the righty/lefty theory can almost be thrown out the window and how that Aroldis Chapman doesn't really care about which he faces because he just overpowers them.
I get what you're saying about specialists getting paid. You and I are old(er) school where it was common to see starters get 20+ complete games back in the 70's. They pay these starters so much now that they have to count pitches. innings, etc.