Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:35 PM
Okay, now that it is set in stone, I really like the upside of our pitching:
Lester, Beckett, Buchholz, Doubront, Bard
Bailey, Melancon, Aceves, Morales, Albers, Padilla, Bowden.
Having only one lefty in the pen isn't great, although I don't really like Miller's command in that role. When does Hill get healthy? Having Dice-K and Cook available to help out the rotation is pretty cool, although I'm not sure how that comes together yet.
I also think that Bard will be the #5 in order to break up the lefties, but will be our #4 in importance, and if someone skips a start or gives way to Cook or Dice-K it is more likely to be Doubront unless April performance clearly indicates otherwise.