Originally Posted by bgwilly31
so every team expects to lose with their 5th starter on the mound>?
So, you twist someone's words to say something they weren't saying?
The guys had a whopping TWO starts as the five starter, and you're already railing into him. There's two questions you need to answer:
1) What do you realistically expect in a season ERA wise out of a 5th starter?
2) What other REALISTIC options are available for a 5th starter?
Bailey is bombing hard, pretty much is bust worthy nowadays, and the rest are minor league fodder. The fact that we have 4 rotation spots locked up is a testament in itself, when in the past Owings would have been anchoring the rotation along with the Steve Paris and Pete Harnisch's of the world.