What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    In Response to Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?:
    Since starting pitching is the glaring weakness of the Sox even with a 5-man rotation, going to a 6-man rotation and giving 17 fewer starts to our top 3 isn't going to help the problem the Sox have.  Instead of having just a weak 4-5 staff the Sox would have a weak 4-5-6 staff.  The answer is to develop a regimen for the 5-man rotation that keeps them all healthy all year long.  The Sox have no idea how the Bard experiment will work out yet...but if it does, then the Sox would have a solid 1-4 staff with only a .500 pitcher needed to fill out the rotation.  Even this board's favorite son - Wake - could fill that position. lol
    Posted by traven


    Funny you mention Wake.  In either a 5 or 6 man rotation he could be a very valuable member of the pen.  You will definitely tax the pen with the back of the rotation, and you will need a guy to come in to eat innings when the starters struggle and have an early exit (3rd, 4th, 5th of winnable games). Someone like Wake is a perfect bridge to the meat of the pen. You also need a guy that can throw 3+ innings on some days when the game goes extras or the pen is spent. Add in his ability to be an emergency starter and go 5 or 6 if someone comes up ill or tweaked on a given day.  I can't think of too many others that have Wake's durability and flexibility. True his numbers aren't great (ERA about 5) but as a 12th man he has more value than for example a lefty specialist that will go against 1 or 2 batters only.
     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    Very good posts by everyone.

    It is all about wear and tear on bullpen!!  Remember starting pitcher get to have four days rest most of the times, not the bullpen!!!


     
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    In Response to What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation? : AS DAD WOULD SAY......  "SON, YOUR WORKING TO HARD HERE, AFTER ONLY 5 POSTS I WOULD SUGGEST YOU START WITH SOME EASIER THOUGHTS, SUCH AS HOW MANY BAT-BOYS DO THEY CARRY" !!!
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      That would be bat-person's or the Globe PC police will ban you from posting.
     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

      Two con's of 6 man rotation would be quality of starter, and taking up another roster spot for pitching. Teams now carry as much as 7 arms in pen, that would leave only 12 positional players. Decreasing work load has not led to fewer injuries, really don't see any up-side to it.
     
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    In Response to Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation? :   That would be bat-person's or the Globe PC police will ban you from posting. Posted by attic-dan
    I checked Bill-806's profile. Of the ten latest posts that are shown, he has the byline, " As dad would say " in 6 out of 10 of his most recent posts. Originality aside, doesn't that beg the question, "Who's your Daddy? "
     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    Con:  Paying some shlub starter money to get shelled ever 6th day. 

     
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    It should not ever happen, and it would only open the door for people to wonder about 7 man rotations. 
    Posted by BurritoT


    A mere stepping stone to the eventual goal - the 162-man rotation....
     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    They have enough trouble filling out a 5 man roster. 

    And the issue is not just limiting the number of pitches in an outing.  The issue is also the pitcher running out of gas by the start of the 7th inning.

    Was one reason they went to 5 starters the schedule?  Are they playing more games in a shorter time?
     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    Red Sox pitching will be in big trouble if they don't pay millions to innings eater Tim Wastefield.
     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    How's this for a twist?

    1- Beck  (Doubron available in relief games 1-7)
    2- Lest
    3- Bard 
    4- Buch
    5- Acev

    6- Beck
    7- Lest
    8- Bard  (Aceves available in relief games 8-9)
    9- Buch
    10- Doub

    11- Beck
    12- Lest (Bard available for relief games 12-13)
    13- Acev
    14- Buch
    15- Doub

    Etc...

    Essentially, Bard, Aceves, and Doub rotate the last 2 rotation slots and pitch 2 times every 3 slots. They can all provide some pen work on their "throwing days" and will keep their innings down and arm fresh all year.

     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    There are no pro's. If it works, teams would be using it. It also almost forces you to have a 13 man pitching staff because it doesn't allow you to just drop a relief pitcher.
     
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    Re: What are the pro's & cons of using a 6 man rotation, rather than a 5 man rotation?

    The combination of Bard, Aceves and Doubront could all pitch in relief on many days they are between starts. We'd still need only 12.
     
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