There's a lot of talk, on here at least, about giving up a starter or 2 for Greinke. But let's assume that doesn't happen and we go into 2011 with no changes to the staff. There will be a crowded rotation once again. Makes one wonder what Walt and Dusty will do barring injuries. Interesting to take a look at the WHIP numbers from last year:
Arroyo - 1.15
Cueto - 1.27
Homer - 1.36
Leake - 1.49
Wood - 1.08!! (don't trade him for Greinke!!!)
Volquez - not enough innings
Assuming Chapman is in the pen, where do you go with the rotation? Does Leake perform well enough in spring to earn a spot or does he become long man or does he go back to AAA as injury insurance? Personally I think Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto and Wood are locks. Homer and Leake will compete for #5.