Twitter has provided a safe space for refreshing accounts covering MLB.
Jomboy is one of these personalities: he has built a niche on Twitter talking about all things baseball.
You can tell he loves the game by following his account, but recently, he has identified one aspect in which the league could certainly do better.
“I’m all set on position players pitching. Was a cute rare quirk for a little. Feel like it’s jumped the shark and MLB should try to find a better solution to teams quitting,” he tweeted.
I’m all set on position players pitching. Was a cute rare quirk for a little. Feel like it’s jumped the shark and MLB should try to find a better solution to teams quitting
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) May 23, 2022
Not everybody thinks like him, but some people are starting to become annoyed by the frequent blowouts and, especially, when they see a position player going to the mound.
The Giants, who lost two blowouts in consecutive days, even sent Gonzalez to pitch in those two games.
Will MLB Look At The Issue?
There hasn’t been a widespread complaint for MLB to take some kind of action, but it’s certainly an idea worth exploring.
The game has evolved so much that pitchers often don’t even cover six innings, and the bullpens have become an integral part of the roster.
Keeping the most important bullpen arms rested over the course of the 162-game season is actually one of the organizational goals, and this is especially true for contenders because they have to deal with the postseason, too.
That’s why managers often send position players in games that have already been decided, or at least in theory: that way, they don’t send their top arms out to pitch in blowouts.
Could the league look at the situation?
It’s unclear if they will, but crazier things have happened.