"It all starts with the pitching staff," Ripken said. "You can't have too many arms to be honest with you. I applaud that effort. You like to have a lot of arms, a lot of choices and a lot of depth. If you can build your arms, especially guys who can throw hard and are power guys, it's hard to teach a fastball. You can teach mechanics, you can teach the other stuff, so yeah, it makes logical sense that they're grabbing as much pitching as they can."