Poll: Are the Mets right with the conservative handling of Jacob deGrom?

Somewhere back in the 1980s Bill James said that throughout MLB history, we’ve asked catchers to do more and more and pitchers to do less and less. With catchers, you have to think that improved protective equipment plays a big role in that, along with fewer doubleheaders. The 1969 Mets played 22 doubleheaders. Last year it seemed the Mets played a bunch of twinbills and they only played four.

So, why are we asking pitchers to do less? Continue reading “Poll: Are the Mets right with the conservative handling of Jacob deGrom?”