Ryan Madson's splitter

Posted by Jason Wojciechowski on March 7, 2017 at 7:53 PM

I have a thought for Ryan Madson: if you're 36 and a pretty good pitcher as it is and you've got like four pitches already and the splitter makes your elbow hurt, then don't throw a splitter ever again. I realize that being a competitor and always pushing for something new, some edge, some way to stay a half-step ahead of the hitters is the way the great players, or at least the major-leaguers, become the great players/major-leaguers, but at some point, the cliche about your body telling you what it's capable of starts to sound like sage advice.