Re: Comfortable with Claussen?
Eliminate the disastrous April 22 start against Milwaukee, and Claussen would have an ERA right around 3.65. In other words, while he doesn't have Harang's ability to KO batters or Arroyo's dominance, Claussen has emerged as a decent, reliable pitcher for us. Give him a little run support, and he'll win more often than not.
Redseer is right. We can stay in the hunt for the wildcard if Milton can turn things around. Vast improvement isn't necessary from him and also unlikely. But instead of his 2005 record of 8-15, 6.47 ERA, it would be ideal if he could push closer to his 2004 ERA of 4.75, and perhaps win 10-12. Could happen. Or then again...