Saturday, August 02, 2008

Ed Cho Stop Reading Now

Ed Cho does not believe in pitch counts, nor innings thrown, etc. (He's also a communist, but that's not important right now.)

ESPN briefly mentioned that The Franchise has thrown 149 innings this year for the Giants. Last year he threw 146. He was 23 when the season started. Compared to the 16 pitchers listed in my earlier post (the 16 winningest pitchers since 1960), his innings are about average, if he gets to 200 this year. Of course, using these pitchers as a comparison skews the average, since by definition they did not burn out early. If I were the Giants, I'd shut him down once he gets to 200 innings.

They should not take any chances, seeing as they are 11 1/2 games out of first in baseball's weakest division.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

drake, for once i agree with you. the gigantes should absolutely shut lincecum down at 200 innings.

also, all children under 14 years of age should only be allowed to throw 19 times a day to preserve their delicate arms. outfielders must be moved to the infield after the 5th inning as the extra long throws are detrimental to their young elbows.

and, all pitchers in the minor leagues should be required regular pedicures because in-grown toenails are problems that, if not prevented, will continue to linger throughout their careers. let's not hurt these pitchers anymore!

i have many more ideas (such as clubhouse requirements for baby lotion to keep fingers nice and "lawyerly" soft), but those shall be shared at another date.