Debate over pitch counts rages on
Are pitch counts overrated, or are they absolutely necessary? It's a question that's still very much up for debate.
Maddon, an innovative guy, should be commended for straying from the time-honored practice of managerial butt covering. But time will tell if he's a visionary or overzealous in his approach. More than a few alarmists are wondering whether the Rays shouldn't just dispense with the preliminaries, call Dr. James Andrews and book the room for Scott Kazmir's inevitable Tommy John surgery.
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