Keep in mind that the only reason MLB managers don’t use starters as relievers that often is because they have to keep them fresh for their next start.
The moment the playoffs come, and it’s win or go home, and there is no guaranteed next start, out come the starters from the bullpen.
That’s all Ranked Seasons is—win or go home, playoff intensity, every game. Why should I be prevented from draining the stamina of a SP in RS? What if don’t want to plan for my next game? What if I want to win THIS game?
Stop crying about this, you guys. It’s the correct move.
Now, if we could get some better SPs and RPs I’d be happy. Just for some variety. Haha.