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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

New York Mets’ six-man rotation about protecting arms, young and old - Mets Blog - ESPN

Of course, they don’t even know if it will be effective.

“It’s not without precedent. That’s the significant thing,” said John Thorn, the official historian for Major League Baseball. “In baseball, almost everything has precedent. Even when we went from a one-man rotation to a two, or from a two to a three, it was from the worry of overuse and the shrinking number of off-days. That has been a constant since the 1870s.

“The Mets are different in that it’s a ‘prophylactic’ use of the six-man rotation. They are trying to avoid burnout of an older guy like Colon. They are trying to take the innings limit that they’ve placed on Matt Harvey and stretch it out to the end, just in case they’re still in contention. So I think this use of the six-man rotation reflects a measure of planning rather than an emergency situation.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2015 at 09:18 AM | 20 comment(s)
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