Let's play 154!

Shortening the season would ease players' mental and physical burdens, improve play

Updated: June 3, 2011, 3:13 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

By our count -- and it took a LOT of counting -- you can find 158 big leaguers hanging out on somebody's disabled list.

And amazingly, that counts only Rich Harden ONCE.

We know there are many, many people out there who think injuries are just one of baseball's modern-day facts of life, right up there with bad bullpens, arbitration and, of course, spitting.

But one general manager we know disagrees. He thinks there IS an answer. It's just not one anybody wants to entertain:


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