Last edited by mth123; 04-24-2011 at 07:25 PM.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Leake sure is making it interesting. Could it be Wood that goes down? I don't think it should be, but I wonder if it's a consideration?
Trade on the horizon? One of the 6 for a serious bat?
Bailey to relief and Lecure to the minors. Tell Homer that he's next in case someone falters or gets hurt. Let Wood and Leake duke it out since right now it is fairly even.
Personally I think we've simply GOT to make a trade. LeCure's been very solid too. And toss into that equation the fact that Chapman's going to be starting too (hopefully starting next season). If we can't get a legitimate improvement in LF or SS (BOTH offensively AND defensively...not just one sided), then I'd be happy with a nice re-stock of the farm system (AA and below).
Of course all of this is based on us assuming that Bailey & Cueto will indeed be coming back and will pitch well. That's a big assumption considering the volatility of pitchers in general.
Wood shouldn't even be in the discussion to be sent down, IMO. He's pitched well in three of his five starts and his peripherals are right in line with that they were last season 7.62 K/9, 2.22 BB/9).
I'm not sure that Wood will survive this one, if one of the starters is close to returning.
Wood still shouldn't be in the discussion to be sent down, IMO. Yeah, he was off tonight but if Bruce catches that flyball in the first inning then the Marlins probably don't score that inning. His K/BB and HR rates are all still very solid. He was our best starter last year, he deserves some time to turn things around.
If Wood has one more outing like tonight, Id send him down when Bailey is ready
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