Found August 30, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Tom SeaverMatt Harvey
TEAMS: New York Mets
There is a popular theory among those in baseball that limiting innings and having them on strict pitch counts will lessen the chance of injury. Unfortunately, there is no credible research out there to support it. It certainly sounds reasonable, but what sounds and what is are two completely different things. This wasn’t always the case, as the old theory was to let the pitcher build strength and stamina. There was a time where a starting pitcher would routinely throw 250 innings each season. One of those players was former New York Mets Hall of Famer, Tom Seaver. He had six seasons in his 20 year career where he completed 18 starts. Adam Wainwright leads MLB with 5 complete games this season. Seaver discussed the new fangled way of how pitchers are handled in response to Mets phenom Matt Harvey developing a partial tear in his elbow with Bill Madden of the NYDN “Naturally, I felt terrible for the kid. He’s got such a bright future. But at the same time, all I could think of was how it just goes to show how all this babying of pitchers — pitch counts and innings limits — is a bunch of [...]

Tom Seaver: Modern day pitchers are babied

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Featured Post: Is An April 1st Return Possible For Matt Harvey?

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