Don't you expect at least some regression from him next year? And I really don't like any of the pitchers in their rotation. What's stopping them from signing Price and then trading for Sale and Ross? Sale, Price, Ross, Buchholz, Porcello with Eduardo coming up when Buch inevitably gets hurt takes this team to the World Series with a solid lineupNDame616 said:
The bolded is the most important part. He was arguably the team's best SP last season. People will try to parse it with "Buchholz is better but doesn't start enough" and "Kelly has nasty stuff when he's on" and "Miley is a horse" and "Porcello really turned it on at the end of the year" etc...but all of this fails to address the main point: Eduardo Rodriguez was one of, if not THE, best pitcher on our staff last year.
Unless we pick up Price, Cueto and trade for guys like Gray/Sale etc, there is no reason for Edro to not start the season in our rotation.