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12-29-2012, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Shutdown Sutter View Post
Going to be interesting in June/July when Morton is back and Cole is called up what happens with McPherson and Locke.
Injuries happen, so you can't project what you're 5-man rotation is going to look like months into the season.

I doubt Morton comes right back into the rotation, he'll probably either be in Indianapolis for an extended period of time or in the bullpen. He's being paid like a starter and he's expected to start eventually, I just don't know if it's going to be right away.

It's a nice problem to have, though. You don't want to go into the season with 2/3 rotation spots set aside for rookies, so this will definitely create an interesting competition between the three (though Cole really has no shot of making the roster out of camp unless he's striking out 2 guys an inning...between losing a year of control, him having almost no experience at AAA, and there being other options that have been forced to wait longer than they should have there's just too much going against him being called up before mid-June).

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