Re: Latos...could he become an ace this year??
The job will be Johnny's to lose.
I guess it depends on your definition of "ace". There's a whole thread discussing what an "ace" is over on ORG. If you see "ace" as the first starter in the rotation, then it will be Johnny.
If your "ace" is the stopper, the guy they trust with the ball for the team's best chance at getting a win, then I think the season will tell.
Regardless, this starting rotation is filled with potential (which we saw last year). Let's hope they can put together a year like they did last year. Having the likes of Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Chapman, and Arroyo (and plenty more capable arms fighting for a spot) is a good problem to have.