Young Pitching Tougher To Develop Now More Than Ever
Tim Lincecum. Remember him? He won two CY Young awards back-to-back in 2008 and 2009 at age 24 and 25. Now he can barely stay in the Giants' rotation. Phil Hughes? Bust at age 28. Ivan Nova won 16 games in 2011 and hasn't been heard from since. Ricky Romero was supposed to be the ace of the Blue Jays in 2009 and beyond. Injuries and confidence have caused him to be a below average pitcher.