I see big changes ahead on this staff. Statistically, no question that the pitching has been the sore spot this year.
Bullpen has really struggled.
Of the original five starters, four of them (all but Leake) have ERAs at or above 4.50.
On top of all this, Harang and Arroyo are free agents after the season.
As we go forward, the rotation will likely be Volquez, Chapman, Cueto, and Leake with, hopefully IMO, a good veteran starter rounding it out. Bailey, if healthy, will also get a chance.
The bullpen needs new blood. I think Herrera and Del Rosario may be the next to go to AAA. Bray should be back. Some new acquisition maybe. Burton hasn't found it yet at AAA. Maybe Donnie Joseph next year, he seems like a guy who should move quickly to the majors. Ondrusek threw well this weekend, maybe he gets more of a shot.
How do you see the pitching staff evolving?