The suspension of Jiminez got me thinking, should starting pitchers face extended suspensions? The lost pay aspect may impact those lengths to an extent, but considering those guys only play once every 5 games to begin with, a 5 game suspension is little more than a 1 game suspension for a starting pitcher. And when you look at it reaslistically, it's not even that. A starting pitcher can take the mound, sit for their 5 games, and then get right back on the hill with little more than an extra day of rest between starts. So, I ask you, TC commenters, should starting pitchers be subject to longer suspensions so that they truly miss action, and if loss of pay is an issue, then MLB can simply make it say 5 games without pay, and then 10 games with pay, for a total of a 15 game suspension so that a starting pitcher would miss multiple turns in their rotation?
Should starting pitchers be subject to longer suspensions?
Yes (101 votes)
No (28 votes)
129 total votes