Colorado Rockies: 5 Advantages of Using a 4-Man Pitching Rotation

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Colorado Rockies: 5 Advantages of Using a 4-Man Pitching Rotation
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If you had to re-read the title before clicking the link, you're most likely in the majority.

The Colorado Rockies made headlines for all the wrong reasons when they announced a four-man rotation would be used. Many analysts scoffed at Colorado's unusual attempt to think outside the box, including our own Ian Casselberry.

I have written a handful of pieces ragging on the coaching and front office. The pitching is undeniably bad, and Troy Tulowitzki's absence just makes the Rox seem even more hopeless.

So the time for a glass-half-full kind of article seems necessary. I'll agree with anybody who claims the shortened rotation is laughable, but it doesn't hurt to look at the positive side of things, for a change.

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