David Pinto pointed me to an article on the Reds instituting pitch counts. Reading the article, we learn the important thing is not pitch counts, but that the Reds are adopting the Tandem Starter system designed by Bob Cluck. Cluck, now the pitching coach, started it with the Rangers, who have used it for three seasons at Low-A. The Tigers have considered it and I know at least two other teams have considered using it. I think it's great, especially at the lower levels. It also helps proved the viability of the four-man rotation, something I'm a big advocate for.