Steve A. posted:
Ok, you win. I quit. Everyone did it wrong for the first 150 years. Ryan wasted his time in the full. Gibson, Koufax, Feller, Palmer, Seaver, Carlton, Clemens, all should have just gone from the stretch & let it fly. Except that they did not & ended up being among the greatest power pitchers of all time.
Steve, this is exactly what has been wrong with the MLB... things were/are being done just because "that's how we have always done it". This is dramatically changing now with smart analytical general managers now running teams, and people like Kyle Boddy up at Driveline, Alan Jaerger, and others questioning and asking "why" and looking for the "right" answer, not just what was done in the past. All of those players were great in their time but can you imagine how good they would be if they had access to the data and high speed camera's and biotechnology available today.
Here is just one small example: