For all you pitching wonks out there, I just read a fascinating (and eye-opening) study regarding relief pitcher overuse--something everyone in Yankeedom has first-hand knowledge of.
Mitchel Lichtman over at The Hardball Times quotes a Nov. 30 article in the Philadelphia Daily News by Paul Hagen. In it Hagen questions Braves senior advisor, former big-league manager, and a former coach of mine Jim Fregosi, asking him what his take was about relievers who have a good year followed by a bad year or vice versa:
I would have tended to agree with Fregosi, however the study suggests otherwise. That's what I found particularly fascinating.
It's a lengthy read, but I strongly recommend--especially considering we have yet to launch PA's Book of the Month Club.