I wrote these thoughts down a while back, and added to them this week.
Some linked articles are old, but the links are updated.
The injury issue
Pitching an extensive amount is not good for the human body.
In fact, it has become debilitating.
Starters are breaking down.
The way the closer role is set up is incredibly harmful to the players.
The words “elbow surgery” appear 37 times on the current USA Today injury report, only once in reference to a position player (catcher Matt Wieters). 102 pitchers are on the disabled list (n.b. one of those is for food poisoning).
So why is it nothing is being done about it?
It would seem that either the players or the owners would care enough about the problem to speak out and do something to fix it. Yet they stay silent.