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Nolan Ryan has the right idea

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=499547

"Pitchers feel pain sometimes and think they're hurt," Ryan said. "A lot of times, they're not. They have to learn to pitch through it."

Texas pitchers have already had one conditioning camp, in which they learned that running will be a way of life. That's running as in sprints, not leisurely jogs.

The workload will increase in spring training. If the plans hold, the Rangers could return to the four-man rotation, which has been out of favor for more than 30 years.

 

Fraley goes on to say the Rangers have nothing to lose, a bone of contention I do have with the article.  Otherwise, I think that Ryan has the right idea. Pitch counts, innings caps, and the like have become very extreme.  This is inhibiting the performance of their teams by giving more innings to lesser pitchers, and while there is some evidence which says that pitch counts should be in place till the age of 25, it certainly doesn't make sense to groom a generation of 5-6 IP starters, does it?

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