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10-13-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
IMO, it would be wise to stick with Drabek and Hutchinson and give them a shot when they return. A full year of experience for Alvarez could be beneficial as well.

I think this team actually needs position players more than pitchers.

We have a need for a 2B, a DH and maybe even a LF, unless we start with Gose at CF, move Rasmus to LF and Bautista at RF. But AA has come on the record and said he plans on having Hechevarria and Gose start years in the minors.

All I want are capable replacements for Lind and Johnson. I want them far away from this team. Ken Rosenthal mentioned Torii Hunter as a possibility and I'm warm to the idea. He's an amazing club house guy and can still play.

The rotation with

Romero
Morrow
Happ
Alvarez
Hutchinson/Drabek

is good enough IMO and has potential.
Like I just said, I don't think we'll see either of Huch or Drabek next year.

And while Alvarez would have learned many things in this full year of experience, the biggest thing he needed to learn, a 3rd pitch, can't be learned on the fly in the bigs. He's got to be in the minors to start unless he shows he can learn it over the off season.

That rotation is likely NOT good enough. Maybe if lightning strikes for a few of them, but everything needs to line up

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