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by Ron Shandler
For me, constructing the optimal pitching staff is all about some simple math.
I want to have 6 starters and 3 relievers, on average, on my active roster at any time, and all must be in position to contribute. That means all 6 starters must be scheduled to pitch during that reporting period.
In order to feed the two scoring periods each week, I need many more than 6 starters on my full roster. If it's time for the weekend series and Clayton Kershaw is not scheduled to pitch until Monday, I need to have a starting pitcher ready to slot into his roster spot for the weekend.
In order to accomplish this, I need to have about 15 pitchers on my roster; 10-11 starters and 4-5 relievers.
These are my goals: …
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