Originally Posted by LoveYourSuit
The bullpen is a mystery that even the great Don Cooper has yet to master other than the 2005 season.
The implosions of the pen, even outside of the one or two fire sales during his time as pitching coach have been rather alarming. The pen starts very hot and flames out by the time July comes around.
I think this happens throughout baseball each year. Offense is typically down in the early months and the pitchers are seen as being "ahead" of the pitchers. I'd imagine this is even more the case with hard-throwing relievers.
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
plus PNC Park in Pittsburgh
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