- Oct 1, 2015
Well re: Sale and Paxton - most healthy starting pitchers throw 33 starts over a full season. All I'm asking for is 20. So I'm expecting them both to miss just under half the season.If the rotation is that good next year they’re pretty much guaranteed to be a playoff team but I don’t share your optimism. Relying on Sale and Paxton to not only stay healthy but also perform at a high level is tough. I’d honestly be thrilled if both were able to pitch 20 games and put up an ERA around 4.
Agreed on Bello though, I couldn’t be higher on him. Dude was electric at the end of the season and even with his really rough start he put up a FIP below 3. I think it’s very possible he ends up being our best starter next season.