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How Managing Can effect the Game.

Interesting article on this years Arizona Diamondbacks and there ability to outperform Pythagoras record by 10+ games. The author contends that the Managers effective use of relief pitchers in what is a "bi-polar bullpen" (aka 5 amazing relievers and a few really REALLY bad mop-up men) has allowed them to achieve this statistical oddity.
Basically he says that Melvin doesn't waste his good relievers in "blowout" games, but allows the mop up men to come in and add fuel to the fire.

I was wondering how we all thought of Eric Wedges managing of the bullpen? Now earlier in the year when our offense was running a 5+ runs/game avg. there was always the chance that we'd score runs late in the game. Whereby a technique used like Mr. Melvin's would immediately cause us to miss out on some comeback opportunities (it should be noted that the Diamonbacks offense has pretty much stunk the whole year). But has Wedge changed tactics in the past few months since our R/G has dropped a full run (about 4 a game now)? Wondering what you guys thought?

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