Posted by greeny9 on 11/30/2012 11:21:00 PM (view original):
LHS/RHS is broken because pitchers assigned as one of them get much less IP then a setup even a B. And from what I understand they dont end up seeing that much more of their preferred batters then if you simply make them setups.
In this post, did you mean "more" instead of "less"?
If a Specialist throws 2+ innings, he probably has decent STA and/or the max pitch count is set too high. If your max pitch count is set to 10 or 15 and he throws 2+ innings, I'd agree that it's broken. If your max pitch count is set to 35/40 for a Specialist, you're defeating the purpose of the Specialist role. I don't think I'd call it "broken" for the pitcher to stay in for 35 pitches if that's what the setting is If that's actually the case).
If simmy needs a reliever in a key moment it would make sense to first take a Specialist. At that point, it would also make sense to leave that pitcher in as long as his STA and pitch count indicate.