Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 4/9/2013 11:58 PM EDT
In response to ampoule's comment:
Moon, I certainly can also understand your feeling about Taz. And yes, he's outstanding.
Yet, if Aceves is history down the road..and he certainly isn't making many friends in the FO, and Lackey takes longer than expected to heal..even if he's back sooner than later, who's our long inning guy? Mortensen? Morales?..if/when he's ready.
I like Mortensen, and we have Webster as well. Morales would be great, but I'm not counting on his health.
Can you see Doubront and Taz flip-flopping?
I wanted to trade Doubront with others to upgrade at SP or clean-up hitter (J Upton) and put Taz at the 5 slot.
I don't see anyone else on the roster who's a multiple inning guy. Unless they DFA Carp and pick someone up.
I still think Aceves can regain his dominance in that role. I do not think he should start except in an emergency.
I'm first to admit that I'm not as deeply into it as you and some of the others are, but I think that taking Taz out of his present role will open a huge hole. Although I certainly can see that picking up a long inning guy would be an easier option than 'wasting' a talent like Taz in his present role if other starters aren't working out.
We have Hanrahan and Bailey. Miller is awesome vs LHPs, and when Breslow returns, we can probably afford to move Taz to starter.
Yes, he has been helpful in the relief role, but look at what our 3-5 starters have done and project to do. Taz can give us 4-7 IP instead of 1-2.