bayside wrote:pushing him anywhere close to 200 innings seems absurd.
Is there any actual precedent for pitchers returning from TJ surgery getting re-injured from pitching too many innings? I see all these limits but I don't see any justification for it. As far as I can tell an arbitrary line was set and eveyrbody conforms to it, because if you do what people expect and it goes wrong, it's bad luck. But if you don't follow the arbitrary guidelines and something goes wrong it was your
fault. For that reason (I'm sure some philosopher has come up with a term for it) I can't say I really blame the managers but it still doesn't make much practical sense.