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Off-season Madness the 4th: and here we wait in trade-completion limbo
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11-15-2012, 07:55 PM
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People don't want to move Buerhle, nor Johnson even. Johnson is approaching UFA status though so if we are talking about moving one then we need to talk about him.
He's a trooper, and he knows if he pitches well then the team will do well. We really needed him to step up this year but he couldn't manage, so I hope he can rebound next year with less pressure and all.
Yea, true. He also knows that the spot in the rotation is relatively inconsequential once the series gets going. They pitch every 5 games regardless. Romero won't be opening day starter and might not start a playoff series if we get that far, but beyond that the designation between 1st and 5th starter is somewhat imaginary.
Also, the pressure is off Romero, and he has more mental flexibility to return to his former self.
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