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Doug would like to propose a revision to the rule for management of starters in the playoffs. The following is the current rule for player usage in the playoffs:

Players classified as extras cannot be used in the playoffs. All starting pitchers can start in the playoffs with three days rest between starts. Starting pitchers with more than 200 innings pitched on their player card can pitch with two days rest between starts but lose one inning from their player card regular tiring inning for each game pitched on two days rest. A return to a three-day rest restores one original tiring inning. Starting pitchers with less than 200 innings pitched on their player card can pitch only on three days rest during the playoffs. They experience no reduction to their tiring factor. Starter Only pitchers can be used as relievers in the playoffs. Their tiring inning is (2). Relievers cannot exceed the 1+ tiring inning limit. If all relievers and Starter Only pitchers being used in relief on the roster have been used, the final pitcher is permanently tired, once he exceeds the +1 tiring inning limit, for the rest of the game, and must complete the game.

The following proposes to change the above rules as follows for pitching only:

• A 5-man rotation pitcher may move to a 4-man rotation. There will be a loss on the tiring inning for each time that pitcher moves into a 4-man slot.
• A 4-man rotation pitcher may move to a 3-man rotation, once again there is a loss in the tiring inning for each time that pitcher moves into a 3-man slot.
• A starter who is an extra can start only one game in a seven game series.
• Relievers can pitch up to 2 consecutive games, but must sit out one game after pitching 2 consecutive games.
• A reliever who is an extra can pitch in 2 games during a seven game series.
• A pitcher that is a starter only, can relieve 1 inning after resting at least one game and cannot be used as a starter until after a two game rest.
• A pitcher that is a starter/reliever follows reliever rules, but cannot start until he has rested 1 game for each innings game pitched minus 1 in consecutive games. Example, a pitcher is a starter 5/ reliever 3. He is used as a reliever in a game for 3 innings, he must sit out 2 games (3 minus 1 equals 2) before their next start. If they pitched 2 innings in game 2 and 3 innings in game 3 they must sit out 4 games before starting (2+3-1=4). A starter/reliever must rest 2 games from a start, before they can be used as a reliever with full innings available.
• No rest days in a series
• When entering a new series, after winning a series, all rest calculations reset to the beginning.
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