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Hefty workload for Hernandez

Originally Published: January 26, 2005
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

No on-field area of baseball has changed more in the past 30 years than the sophisticated (and often puzzling) use of bullpens. The development of closers and then setup men, combined with increased offense and offensive patience, has left the Durable Starter as endangered as $3 beers.

Of course, some starters still last longer than most, and occasionally allow their relievers to keep barbecuing weenies in the bullpen through the eighth and even ninth inning. If we agree for the purposes ...

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