tianyi86 wrote:Didn't read all the post but after seeing Mark Prior and Kerry Wood collapse in their 20s, I am fine with managers keeping tight pitch count. Both of those guys had electric stuff and if weren't injured, would be perrennial all stars.
Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Randy Johnson all disagree.
Its lack of preperation, and the unability to work out properly to build up arm and leg strength that cause to break down. Fatigue leads to arm trouble yes, but the fact of the matter, Pitchers dont run hills and stairs like they used to.
Prior was hardly overworked, and had a perfect delivery, yet broke down for no apparent reason.
Wood, while throwing hard, used too much energy in his delivery and approach, and carried too much weight which lead to fatigue