Right. Having a system where you always take out a guy after 4 innings even if he's dealing breaks down as soon as he gets his lunch handed to him in the next start and you have to pull him after 1.I’m in agreement. It’s a theoretical discussion only. Pitching management has to be super flexible and can’t deny that pitchers can occasionally get locked in and those “x-time through a lineup” weaknesses have to be taken with a grain of salt (please…. Don’t ignore though!!!). If PitccherX is in the zone, let him go but manage it- be ready to get the hook out.
An inversely occasionally pitchers just don’t have a feel and need to be yanked early. Immediately a “system” breaks down on this.
I like having a framework…. Not a system.
And despite some problems, the existing 5-man is very good.
The game is already suffering from too many strikeouts and a lack of action. Coming up with a 20 man pitching staff to maximize those results seems like a weird thought exercise.