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    Does anyone want to give odds on the Yankees hitting most home runs than any other team this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    I too recall those days. Not sure why , with all the new sports medicine and advanced training that pitchers are perceived as more frail than ever. Perhaps it is because they are training them in ways to throw a pitch that the speeds and rotations are way up, but the damage to the arm is more severe. Or they just feel that it is better to go to relief pitchers any time there is trouble. Here are some discussions on the matter.


    https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/have-p...-more-fragile/
    As the author of the article said one reason maybe:

    "This decline in innings pitched coincides pretty well with a startling inflation in baseball salaries. Perhaps as teams have invested more and more in pitchers, managers have been pressured to push them less, as injuries become costlier."

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