Originally Posted by kbrake
I don't see this team going very far in October unless Volquez is a big part of things. I've said since OD we need to be patient with him and hope he works out the kinks. I don't think its an effort or attitude issue at all. I'm sure he's more frustrated than anyone else here. I'd send LeCure and Leake down and keep both pitching in the rotation. If it is June and Volquez is still struggling like this replace him with either one.
I would hope that, with the cupboard absolutely stocked in the minor leagues, this is the summer that Walt finally makes a deal for a legitimate No. 1 starter. Enough pinning all the hopes and dreams of this team on Edinson Volquez figuring it out to the point that he can match zeros with Roy Halladay and Tim Lincicum and Cliff Lee. That ship has sailed. This team has a window to win right now (not to mention, the fan interest is at its highest point in years) and it would be a crying shame if WJ fails to do what's needed to put them over the hump.
Otherwise, even if we win this division again, I think everyone knows what awaits in the playoffs.