AussieDodger wrote:I haven't seen that one , but it might have something to do with:
The maximum a hitter can give you is 11% of your plate appearances.
Your team will pitch around 1458 innings in a year (without extra inn.) and if a SP pitches 200 innings , he will have provided 13.7% of your total innings.
Hmmm...this is something i really never thought about. I feel like the well he only plays once every 5 days things more of an old baseball myth the more i think about it.
Maybe i'm hijacking this thread, but i've always wondered about the valuation of a top reliever as compared to a back of the rotation starter.
For example going into this off-season as the reds who could use some back end of the rotation help as well as some bullpen help are they better of spending 46 million a kyle lohse or f-cord.