BOF posted: 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:
There’s no doubt that there are a lot of things in baseball that could change for the better, but that doesn’t mean everything done in the past can be done better.
Your example is scary to a lot of us Tribe fans who watch Bauer and often scratch our heads wondering WTF he’s doing. Personally, I’d rather see Bauer perfect Trevor Bauer’s pitches than try to throw clones of Cory Kluber’s!