Re: sean watson's recent struggles
How about developing a super middle reliever?
A Scott Sullivan....Wayne Granger type.
Someone who can go every other day ...2 innings....or work 3-4 days in a row....about 1-2 innings?
You save roster spots for better bench players.....and eliminate the likes of Ricky Stones....go back to an 11 man pitching staff at least.
I DO NOT mean this to imply that for Watson......but there has to be an alternative to the lack of a good long...middle reliever.
Not every starter can go 7-8......at best you have 2 on your staff who do that consistently........So you need at least 1 or 2 guys who can go the 7th and 8th....instead of this 1 and done stuff which forces you to rely on more pitchers.....and that means less quality.