Re: Rotation Battle
IMO only Affeldt and Harang have had anything even remotely close to being considered a "start".
Other than that, they've been pitching like relief pitchers, 1-2 inning stints. Actually, it's more like pitching for an All-Star game.
When the real games start - where a pitcher goes 3+ innings, then get back to me.
Until then, you can all put down your "Never should have traded Josh Hamilton for Volquez" ammunition.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009