Innings in October can often be an issue

In past 10 years, most teams that advanced to Series had ERA increase the next season

Originally Published: February 2, 2011
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

With spring training less than two weeks away, there is every reason to believe that the Texas Rangers will win their division again, and the San Francisco Giants will have tremendous pitching again, perhaps even better than last season. Yet 2011 comes with a warning for 2010 playoff teams, specifically the pennant winners: Playing crucial games into November can lead to pitching issues the following season, especially early in the year.

We looked at the World Series participants ...

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