Originally Posted by SI1020
I'm really tired of the whole pitch count thing. I don't blame Dusty Baker one bit for the demise of Mark Prior. MLB starting pitchers should be counted on to go 100-120 pitches a start. They get 4 days rest. I remember 4 man rotations. I don't know why today's pitchers are so fragile. Maybe part of the problem is that they are pampered.
Well, I'm no fan of the pitch count obsession either, as I think TDog has argued time and time again that it's likely not only the accumulation of pitches that affects a pitcher, but also how high pressure his pitching situations are, as well. But I also don't think today's pitchers are any more or less fragile than ever before.