RESEARCH: The great Colorado pitching experiment

The great Colorado Rockies’ pitching experiment was over almost before it began—and definitely before they gave it a chance to work.

But research indicates the Rockies might not have had the right pitchers to make best use of the idea. A smart GM, in “real” baseball or fantasy, could build a winning rotation by adopting this strategy.

Last June, the Rockies announced they were changing from a standard five-man rotation to a four-man system, with starters on strict 75-pitch limits.

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