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Summary[]

Ben and Sam catch up on the Yankees-Tigers ALCS and Ben’s beat-writing adventures, then talk about why players and stats disagree about the difficulty of pitching on short rest, and Jim Leyland’s comments about closers.

Topics[]

  • Pitching on short rest
  • Playoff bullpen management

Banter[]

Ben recaps his brief experience as a beat reporter covering the Yankees-Tigers ALCS. He is unsure if being at the game made his recaps significantly better.

Notes[]

  • Responses to Keith Law indicate that while data shows pitcher quality drop-off on short rest, players do not necessarily believe it.
  • Jim Leyland is hesitant to name a closer going forward in the rest of the ALCS.
  • Part of value of having a defined closer in the regular season is not having to constantly answer questions about it for several months.

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