Originally Posted by kittle42
Let's throw another pitcher in here, one who no one is going to argue is or likely will be injured: Matt Harvey.
The Mets have eased him out with more days between starts and plan to shut him down after a few more starts. Why? Because he is near/over the most innings he has pitched in his professional career and has looked much less effective in his last four or so starts.
Is that a bad decision?
Not for the Mets. Harvey isn't yet eligible for arbitration, but he still could demand a higher salary next year if he had continued to have a great season, perhaps even winning the Cy Young Award. The Mets shut him down ostensibly to save his arm, but many believe they did it to save money.