Originally Posted by REDREAD
I guess I feel that if we have to pull a starter in the 3rd inning twice in a playoff series, we're probably toast anyhow, so I want 11 pitchers. (Also, there's plenty of off days in the postseason to rest the staff). In all honesty, the odds of Leake pitching in a playoff game on this Redszone roster are pretty slim.
Yes. I dont' see the need for another short guy in the pen. Chapman, Marshall, Broxton, Hoover, LeCure and Arrendondo should have innnings 6-9 covered. The only contingency is a guy getting knocked out early or extras. That's why you have Leake.
I want another bat. I went with Cairo -- he's due.
If Heisey starts, that leaves Paul as your first lefty off the bench and Stubbs as your first righty. As a plus hitter vs. lefties and a guy who can turn a single into a triple, Stubbs actually becomes a pretty nice weapon in a short series.