RP12' asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

Pitching rotations.....?

I have seemed to notice lately that close to all teams set there pitching rotation to where the pitchers at the end of the rotation have the worst stats, why don't the baseball teams mix up the rotation so that they don't lose games at the end of the rotation which would cause the top of the rotation pitchers to have a bad attitude because they have been on a losing streak (hypotheticly). What are you'r thoughts on this?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Rotations lose value after only a few weeks to months as there are rain-outs and injuries. So the stats are not a function of the rotation. Those guys are just not as good as the top of the rotation pitchers. And by getting your better pitchers at the top of the rotation they theoretically get more chances to pitch...as long as they can stay healthy. But overall I say the rotation is worthless as far as wins/losses are concerned

  • 1 decade ago

    It's all about P R I D E!

    If you are the highest paid pitcher on your rotation (other then Barry Zito) then you obviously have earned the right to get more starts and head the rotation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No becausw then if your the only team that does that then Say your facing johan Santana and your pitcher is Mike pelfry Lol. But occasionally you get a surprize pitcher like Cliff Lee and Edison volquez who will be good for years to come.

  • 1 decade ago

    just because u are at the bottom of the rotation and don't such a popular name u still have good starts and guys like johan santana have bad 1s plus w rainouts and injures rotations are overrated

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    Because no one wants to come out on Opening Day and see two No 5 starters face each other.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.