@titans62 - I absolutely agree. I feel like overall pitching strategy has increased in the game simply because there are more specialist and this has kept the offensive numbers of the hitters from imploding.
I still think that managers rely too much on one out guys and go to the bullpen way too much and feel like there really is not a reason to use more than 3 pitchers in a ball game unless it is a blow out.
When one thinks about it it is not unusual to have multiple set up men set up the save for the closer, and one has to ask could not just one person be able to do this since it was done for nearly a hundred years before? Also, why did this movement towards specialists begin in the first place?