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  • Bronson Arroyo

    3 4.84%
  • Homer Bailey

    17 27.42%
  • Aroldis Chapman

    35 56.45%
  • Johnny Cueto

    6 9.68%
  • Mike Leake

    27 43.55%
  • Edinson Volquez

    9 14.52%
  • Travis Wood

    1 1.61%
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Thread: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

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    Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Who do you expect NOT to be in the 2011 rotation?

    Arroyo is definitely back. Chapman may or may not get re-converted into a starter. Leake, Wood, Cueto, Volquez, and Bailey are all up in the air.

    If it were up to you, who would be out of the mix for a 2011 rotation spot and why? Trade? Bullpen?
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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Odd man out should be Leake, IMO. And I'm guessing Chapman starts in AAA, and comes up with the first sign of trouble/injury.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    After last night, I am intrigued by Bailey as a reliever. I would love to see him audition for the role of closer. He can be devastating for one inning.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    I voted Leake, but wouldn't mind seeing Leake or Volquez dealt for help.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Leake looks like the odd man out at this point. Bailey is another question mark for how he would be used.

    You never know what deals may happen in the offseason but at this point my rotation for next year would be

    Arroyo, Chapman, Volquez, Wood and Cueto

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    How did Arroyo get a vote? Is Walt just going to pick up his option and move him to the pen?

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    There are seven candidates. Two will be out of the rotation.

    As of now, Chapman and Leake are likely in the pen.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    There are seven candidates. Two will be out of the rotation.

    As of now, Chapman and Leake are likely in the pen.
    I think they are much more likely to be in AAA.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    I said Chappy and Volqy.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    How did Arroyo get a vote? Is Walt just going to pick up his option and move him to the pen?
    I'm assuming that someone thinks his option doesn't get picked up, thus he's not in the rotation?

    Went with Chapman (AAA to start the year and work on secondary pitches) and Cueto (traded). Tough to pick though. I think one of Cueto/Bailey/Volquez/Leake gets traded.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    I'm assuming that someone thinks his option doesn't get picked up, thus he's not in the rotation?

    Went with Chapman (AAA to start the year and work on secondary pitches) and Cueto (traded). Tough to pick though. I think one of Cueto/Bailey/Volquez/Leake gets traded.
    The reason I asked is because Jocketty has already said the option is getting picked up.

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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    Went with Chapman (AAA to start the year and work on secondary pitches) and Cueto (traded). Tough to pick though. I think one of Cueto/Bailey/Volquez/Leake gets traded.
    I agree with this, although I would think that Cueto would be the least likely of those four to get traded (Bailey is probably the most likely).

    I'd like to see one of them get traded for Matt Kemp and some other help. The Dodgers have to be interested in Alonso after what James Loney did this year.

    I'm not sure if Chapman will ever be a starter in the major leagues. I envision him taking a Papelbon-like path.
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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    As long as Bailey doesn't get traded, he's my darkhorse to have a great season. I feel like Cueto, Bailey, and Volquez will be our "big 3." I think Arroyo will continue to be solid. Not sure who gets the 5th spot.
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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by sivman17 View Post
    As long as Bailey doesn't get traded, he's my darkhorse to have a great season. I feel like Cueto, Bailey, and Volquez will be our "big 3." I think Arroyo will continue to be solid. Not sure who gets the 5th spot.
    Unfortunately, he's been my darkhorse to have a great season for the last 3 years. I think Wood HAS to be in the rotation at this point, given his performance the last two seasons (including in the postseason) and the hand with which he throws.
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    Re: Who is the odd man out for the 2011 rotation?

    Unless Chapman makes a huge step forward he starts off in the pen. Guy has nasty stuff and solidifys the back end of the pen.

    I have a feeling either Cueto or Volquez are traded this off season. You could throw Homer into the mix but I don't know. Volquez's dud in the post season sure didn't help his trade value.

    I think Leake will be in the rotation but if a move isn't made then he may very well be the odd man out.


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