Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rockies to use five-man rotation in 2013

This just cries out for a hybrid bullpen cart.

On Friday… the Rockies, who decided to use a four-man starting rotation in late June, said they will continue to use the traditional five-man rotation next year. The team will continue to use three hybrid relievers, as they refer to a reliever who works on a set schedule and has been called on when a starter gets to a point where he will be facing a lineup for the third time in the game…

While the Rockies have had a quasi-75 pitch limit in the four-man alignment, they will allow pitchers to throw between 90 and 100 pitches in the new approach…

The game workload won’t be much different in the return to the five-man rotation, but the move will afford less bullpen time between starts.

Under the traditional five-man, with a 100-pitch guideline, a pitcher would make six starts and throw 600 pitches with six bullpen sessions in a four-week period, while with the four-man and a 75-pitch limit, a pitcher would make eight starts and throw 600 pitches, but also would have seven bullpen sessions.

Cowboy hat tip to Roberto

The District Attorney Posted: September 18, 2012 at 02:18 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rockies, strategy

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Downtown Bookie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 24 April 2017: Talking politics (and baseball) with the mayor
(524 - 3:41pm, Apr 26)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle

NewsblogESPN will cut 100 on-air personalities today
(137 - 3:39pm, Apr 26)
Last: Rusty Priske

NewsblogOMNICHATTER today, diet tomorrow. April 26, 2017
(11 - 3:35pm, Apr 26)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(2434 - 3:34pm, Apr 26)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogHunter Greene Done Pitching For The Season | BaseballAmerica.com
(6 - 3:22pm, Apr 26)
Last: zonk

NewsblogChris Coghlan went full Superman to jump over Yadier Molina and scored ridiculous run
(43 - 3:14pm, Apr 26)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogWatch Matt Barnes Get Ejected For Throwing At Manny Machado Despite Foul Ball
(181 - 3:05pm, Apr 26)
Last: Rickey! No. You move.

NewsblogWhen will Mets call up Amed Rosario | MLB.com
(17 - 2:54pm, Apr 26)
Last: There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie)

NewsblogCut4: The Pirates called up Dovydas Neverauskas, the first born-and-raised Lithuanian in MLB history
(19 - 2:49pm, Apr 26)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(312 - 2:40pm, Apr 26)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogHunter Greene is the star baseball needs. First he has to finish high school.
(62 - 2:33pm, Apr 26)
Last: zonk

Sox TherapyWitty Minor League Thread Title Here
(2 - 1:38pm, Apr 26)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

NewsblogChicago Cubs' offense 'demoralizing' for opponents - Chicago Cubs Blog- ESPN
(15 - 1:02pm, Apr 26)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-26-2017
(28 - 1:01pm, Apr 26)
Last: BDC

NewsblogMarlins expecting to finalize $1.3B deal to sell team to Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter group
(58 - 12:44pm, Apr 26)
Last: Greg Pope

Page rendered in 0.2527 seconds
47 querie(s) executed