Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
Originally Posted by Plus Plus
Furthermore, Leake as a 5th starter is one of the strongest plays in all of baseball- a fact that is continually overlooked. Some of the other 5th starters that teams are going to be trotting out there include Jonathan Sanchez (PIT), John Lannan (PHI), Barry Zito (SFG), John Garland (COL), and Kevin Slowey (MIA). A handful of teams have interesting arms who are either young guys with limited MLB success (Julio Teheran, Shelby Miller) or upside plays with high K rates and perpetual injuries or short track records (Dillon Gee).
This point doesn't make any sense to me -- it's OK to have a mediocre pitcher on your roster because everyone else has at least 1 mediocre pitcher on theirs?
You should put together the best 5 pitchers you can possibly find in your rotation.
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