Originally Posted by Dr. Johnny Fever
Serious question... if he can't keep from blowing his arm out twice and needing Tommy John pitching one inning a few times a week do you really think pitching longer/more is going to work?
Because at this point longevity of his career for the team means absolutely nothing. Maximize value/production. If he gets hurt, who cares?
Set-up men, even really good ones, aren't that hard to find; viable starters are.
Finally, relievers are up and throwing quite a bit, so it's not like this is a low-stress situation physically. Going to a set, five-day schedule might, ironically enough, help to preserve his career.