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Who Will Be The Next Out-Of-College Pitcher To Make The MLB Hall Of Fame?


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IMO, a pitcher is gonna blow out their elbow no matter what. There's a only a certain amount of pitches in that arm innings counts and babying them just delays it.

II would love to find a copy of it.

Sports Illustrated ran an article years ago, back in the early or mid 90s.

Said if a pitcher kept his arm under 200 innings by the time, he was 25, then he would have a long career and relatively injury free.

They had all kinds of examples and it made a lot of sense.

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II would love to find a copy of it.

Sports Illustrated ran an article years ago, back in the early or mid 90s.

Said if a pitcher kept his arm under 200 innings by the time, he was 25, then he would have a long career and relatively injury free.

They had all kinds of examples and it made a lot of sense.

200 total major league innings, or 200 per year?

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that final year with the 'roids sure helped his case. Got that Clemens blip: first-time twenty game winner at the age of 39. Maybe Mike and Roger can share a spot in the Hall...with Kirk Radomski.

Even if he was, which there is no proof of, I'm sure he was facing his fair share of offenses doing the same thing

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Here's what I think could happen in the next 20-30 years:

1) Baseball tires of the 140-year-old trend of declining pitcher innings totals.

2) Baseball sets a max number of pitchers on the roster. Say 10. But maybe as few as 8.

3) This causes offense to spike, as almost nobody can pitch max effort all the time under those limitations.

4) Traditionalists howl that we're going back to steroid-level offenses.

5) They deaden the ball to make up for it. Maybe raise the mound, or expand the zone.

6) With a limit on number of pitchers and a lower run environment starters' innings go back up considerably.

7) Pitchers begin to have careers where they throw 20 years of 250-300 innings, with 300+ wins.

8) Everyone is happy except for the middle relievers and setup guys who lost their jobs, and the fans who really liked eight-pitcher games.

9) 85-year-old BBWAA members can go back to voting only for guys with 300 wins, goshdurnit.

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