Originally Posted by Zakath
If you had a larger roster, I could see potentially going to six starters, if you had six arms worth it. However, with only 25 guys (13 regular players and 12 pitchers), that puts a ton of pressure on your bullpen, since there would only be six arms out there. You could also end up with guys who go a week or longer without pitching, and that's too infrequently.
The same argument was probably made when the Orioles in the early seventies started the switch to a five man rotation, soon after every team had to have five starters. I would rather see a move in the opposite direction, strengthen the bullpen by going to a four man rotation.
Nice Dawes reference in your sig BTW.