Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation
Leake has pitched 30.2 innings with 26 Ks, whip 1.21, ERA 4.40 & BAA .239 .
To me those numbers would indicate that he stays in the rotation.
Bronson, Leake & Lecure have been MUCH better than Volquez & Wood.
Assuming all goes well in Cueto & Homer's last rehab starts:
1. I would move Lecure to the pen. He has pitched well but doesn't have the pedigree of the other pitchers. If I recall he seemed to pitch well out of the pen last year.
2. Either Volquez or Wood loses their rotation spot. I'd pick Wood. If you take Volquez out of the rotation then there really is no place to put him. Whereas Wood likely could pitch in relief until he gets 'fixed'.
3. Smith & Fisher head back to AAA.