September 23, 2021

Gammons: How teams are changing their culture thanks to new voices and and eye on development (The Athletic)

Sure, it was a starting pitching World Series, a fascinating World Series. It may have reminded the industry that the future is not as simple as openers and a parade of relievers in lieu of starters who consistently reach the 20-out mark. Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen says, “it was a reminder of the importance of experienced starters.”

Indeed. No matter what the Diamondbacks decide to do with Robbie Ray as he enters his last winter before free agency, they expect to have a promising rotation built off trades and international signing. The reality is that it’s a long road from a hard-earned 85-win season to the World Series, and there’s value in experience.

Washington Nationals

Houston Astros

So, there is good reason that now that we are into another offseason of breathless speculation and reports of who’s talking to Scott Boras, that up on the stage, Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Madison Bumgarner, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dallas…

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