Originally Posted by corkedbat
I actually expect Zach Ward to be the starter after Homer to get an extended shot in the rotation.
I know I've read where some here have posted that he's best suited for the pen, but with his apparent makeup and college experience - if he can continue his extreme propensity for throwing ground balls, I'd give him a shot at the bottom of the rotation first.
I know that they haven't really challenged him yet, but I think that will change soon and excelerate next year.
The reason they were considering using him out of the bullpen is because he has a shortarm delivery that some think could lead to an arm injury. I think the jury is still out on what his role will ultimately be. I'll bet he stays a starter. Sure could use a promotion.