Found September 01, 2012 on Rockies Review:
The Rockies should go all out with their unconventional thought.Sorry Rockies fans, it looks like you are stuck with it.Despite the public outcry, despite the national experts mockery, despite conventional wisdom suggesting it is a bad idea, and despite mixed results at best, the Colorado Rockies announced this week that they would stick with their paired-pitching experiment into the 2013 season.The quasi pitching system has been anything but a success. The limited amount of better pitching that the Rockies have seen could easily be correlated to Bob Apodaca being moved to a different spot within the organization rather than their crazy pitching experiment.However, Dan O'Dowd, seemingly shooting for the next Hollywood movie made for him, has deemed it a success, telling Troy Renck of the Denver Post that the club will head into 2013 using the system. However, there will be a twist. Instead of four starters with three "piggy-back" relievers, there will now be an equal n...
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