Found August 31, 2012 on The Platoon Advantage:
In June, the Colorado Rockies decided to take an unconventional approach to improving their 25-40 record: A modified four-man rotation that outlined new expectations for starters and bullpen arms alike. With nothing to lose except more games, the experiment, which was thought to be a short-term solution to mitigate poor performance and injuries, has general manager Dan O’Dowd’s nod of approval to continue in the 2013 season, much to the surprise of…well, just about everyone. When the Rockies began the experiment, it made a lot of sense to shake things up a bit. Their starters were already the worst in the league, and the bullpen had a much heavier workload because of it. They suffered injuries, fatigue, and poor performance throughout the first half of the season when the unbalanced workload became too big to ignore. Since adopting the four-man rotation on June 20th, the Rockies are 28-36, which isn’t a great record, but a slight improvement. The starters are pitching better (6.28 ...
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