From SABR member Rob Neyer at SB Nation on August 2:
It began with the, who opened the season with four dependable starting pitchers, found another in Phil Humber, then got Jacob Peavy (and his huge salary) off the Disabled List. Aside from a month when was on the DL and until got traded last week, the White Sox rocked the six-manner since the middle of May.
Hey, it made sense, sort of. Especially considering Peavy’s fragility. Sure, when you look at Peavy’s 5.27 ERA you might figure that extra day off, every time around, didn’t actually help much. But who knows? Maybe with shorter rest he’d have a 6.27 ERA instead.
The virus is spreading, though.
Therecently deployed six starters because it was so terribly important to get regular work; this has ended, at least temporarily, only because Davies is hurt.
Thewere considering going with six starters, until somehow got traded to a good team.
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Read the full article here: http://mlb.sbnation.com/2011/8/2/2310881/six-man-rotation-analysis-news
Originally published: August 5, 2011. Last Updated: August 5, 2011.