Re: Nick Travieso to make first pro start Sunday, July 22nd
I love how the starting pitching depth is spaced in the Red farm system.
They have Corcino, Suluran, Lotzkar, and Cingrani nearly ready now. At least one of them should make the jump successfully to AAA and would replace Arroyo after the 2013 season.
Over the next couple seasons, as Leake, Bailey, and Latos become more expensive, at least one of the others would likely replace the most expensive/ least productive of the major league trio. Quezada and Rogers provide intriguing but low ceiling depth should there be struggles or injuries over the next couple seasons. (An added bonus-- Red brass will likely be patient with high upside young arms, allowing them to show their true major league colors.) Then, as free agency/ big raises in arbitration loom, Stephenson and Tavieso are scheduled to be ready.
Assuming health, it's the perfect storm for keeping costs down and still having an effective rotation.
If you can't have blue chip hurlers at every level every year, this is a nice fall-back option.
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