THE JOY OF THE SIX-MAN ROTATION

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As pitchers like Jose Fernandez face Tommy John surgery in increasing numbers, MLB teams should think about six-man rotations. (USA TODAY Sports)
By Eno Sarris from Sports On Earth

It’s time for change in baseball. The new norm is somewhere around 50 Tommy John surgeries a year, up from about five a year in the 1990s. While major league elbows are blowing out at record rates, teenagers are throwing 194 pitches in high school games. Is there a link here? Is wear and tear the issue? How can we keep our favorite pitchers on the mound?
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