|The Rockies should go all out with their unconventional thought.|
Despite the public outcry, despite the national experts mockery, despite conventional wisdom suggesting it is a bad idea, and despite mixed results at best, the Colorado Rockies announced this week that they would stick with their paired-pitching experiment into the 2013 season.
The quasi pitching system has been anything but a success. The limited amount of better pitching that the Rockies have seen could easily be correlated to Bob Apodaca being moved to a different spot within the organization rather than their crazy pitching experiment.
However, Dan O'Dowd, seemingly shooting for the next Hollywood movie made for him, has deemed it a success, telling Troy Renck of the Denver Post that the club will head into 2013 using the system. However, there will be a twist. Instead of four starters with three "piggy-back" relievers, there will now be an equal number of "piggy-backers," meaning the Rockies can pair a righty with a lefty, guaranteeing awkward match ups for the opposition.