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Cool article on Hardball Times today about bullpen pitcher use. It presents a pretty rigorous study of high-use/low-use pitchers and their subsequent performance in the next season.
There was no marked difference between high-use bullpen relievers and low-use bullpen relievers in subsequent years; however:
Pitchers that pitched a large number of innings at a low ERA suffered a regression to league average (almost 0.5 run)
Pitchers that pitched a low number of innings and sucked, still sucked in subsequent years.
Nothing earth shattering, but interesting enough given the incredible performance of CLE's bullpen last year.
Raffy-B will probably suffer the mean regression.
JoBo can't possibly post that ERA again.