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pitching philosophy and regime change

I have been thinking about this a little bit, but the stats Larry posted today about runs allowed started to make me wonder if Duncan hasn't lost a bit of his luster for the organization.  Considering his poor track record of developing young pitching and mandate from Dewitt to develop young talent, I think that Duncan's (and LaRussa's) time here is short.  With that said does the organizational philosphy of pitch-to-contact outlast Duncan?  I would have said no until this last draft where most of the first day pitching prospects already throw sinkers and seem to fit into the organizational philosphy easier than Ottavanio and some of the past drafted pitchers.  Is Luhnow taking orders from Jocketty as to which skills to look for from pitchers or does he buy into the pitch-to-contact mantra?

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