Re: EV and Redszone
I'm hoping for the best from Volquez, but I worry that he's really only had that one half season of above average results. Aside from that half season, he hasn't been all that great.
He has great stuff and misses bats better than any guy we have. However, he has 204 walks in 394 innings for his career. I don't know if he ever is going to "find his control." He might just continue to be a 5 walk per 9 inning pitcher like he has been his whole career.
The other problem with Edinson is that even if his control is good enough that he's not walking a lot of guys, he still throws a lot of pitches to get outs. He just seems like a guy who isn't going to get past the 6th inning very often.
Somebody needs to step up and be our ace, but to me, Travis Wood is much more likely to be the guy than Volquez.