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03-21-2013, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dredeye View Post
A reliever for a good young starting pitcher is never really a bad trade.
Exactly. I understand the optics of trading for an SP at this point would be pretty terrible: throwing Happ and Romero under the bus in addition to losing a BP arm after 3 seasons of BP futility (and in a contending season to boot). But Porcello is young, controllable, and has excellent peripheral stats. In other words, an excellent buy low. Move Happ to the BP in to his natural long man/spot starter roll, slot Porcello into the 5th starter spot, and give Romero some AAA starts to sort out his mechanics.

All a fantasy of course. Anthopoulos isn't the reactionary type.

Originally Posted by Nasty Nazem View Post
Jose hits his 5th homerun of the spring. You never want to read much into spring training but its a positive sign that his wrist is all good and he hasn't lost his power.
5 HRs in 34 ABs. I think he's okay.

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