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jdh wrote:Dusty Baker has a history of being a manager very much in the Jeff Torborg mould when it comes to managing a pitching staff. He has always overdone pitch counts and overworked his starting pitchers, resulting in many injuries or cases of ineffectiveness later in their season and career. Rob Nen and the fall of Felix Rodriquez from being an lights out setup man to ineffectiveness were the most recent examples of Dusty's abuse.
I think that there's no doubt both Wood and Prior will pay for their heavy workloads at some point, either by having a sharp dropoff or getting injured. It might not necessarily happen this year, but if the workloads don't improve, Prior and Wood might be best avoided next year even if they hold up for this season. In a single season league, I would strongly consider dealing Prior or Wood if I had them because there is the very real chance of either or both of them getting injured or having a severe second half dropoff. Get top value for them while their value is high.
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