Re: Juan Francisco recalled/Mike Leake to DL
Originally Posted by knoonan991
In all fairness, hindsight is 20/20 so I can't necessarily fault the decision.
But I think you are right, He probably would have been more effective in his later starts.
Agreed on the hindsight part.
I think the organization's plan for Leake - whatever it was - may have been thrown off a bit by the way he began. He was our best/most consistent starter for the first couple months of the season, so he was going out there every fifth game because we needed him to. It would have been a difficult decision to limit his starts at that time. I agree it'd be nice to have a strong Mike Leake right now, but would we be in this position if we hadn't had him pitching so well early in the season? I can see both sides of the coin on this one.
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