Opener

Point/Counterpoint: Starters vs. Openers

Point/Counterpoint: Starters vs. Openers

During the 2018 postseason, the Milwaukee Brewers have begun to implement a system of using “openers” instead of the traditional starter. An “opener” does exactly that, opens the game, but only pitches a few innings before giving way to another bullpen pitcher. Is this new age of bullpenning good for baseball? Is it the way of the future or not? We will discuss.