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First three rotation spots look solid.

 

Fourth and fifth, not so much.

 

Bullpen is quite effective and deep with a ML proven reliever waiting in New Orleans and others coming along in AA and AAA.

 

How about Clay Hensley into the rotation? He is a former starter and was on his way to being the fifth starter a year ago before the Marlins, unfortunately, picked up Nate Robertson.

 

How long does it take to stretch a reliever out for starter innings?

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Hensley move to the BP was the best thing ever to happen to his career. I know he also added a pitch but he was a marginal starter at best he never was an innings eater.

 

I say that keep him at his strength, he has been great in the setup role...and even closing occassionally. Iknow that Vazquez and Volstad have not been great... Volstad is showing great movement on his pitches,.. actually amazing monement. He is still feeling for location...He is almost there! Vazquez is just a hot mess right now, this is coming from a huge fan of his. Hopefully he can get whatever bugaboo is ailing him under wrap

We need that spot in the rotation to be resolved but Hensley is not the answer

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It's April. And why mess with something that is not broken. If this organization wanted to turn Hensley, or Sanches, into a starter, this was an offseason descision like CJ Wilson or Kyle McClellan. It would be terrible to mess with a guy, just on conditioning, right now.

 

Also, Volstad wasn't bad his last start and the bullpen let him down. I still have confidence in him to hold down a mid 4 era and 180 innings. That's totally fine. Vazquez is a bigger concern, but again, it's April, he's a vet and knows his limitations. Give him time. We can get a starter in June if we need too.

 

Repeat, It's April. We're 12-6 and Hanley hasn't started hitting yet.

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I don't think this is an option a month into the season. I think Volstad can hold a 5th spot and I'm willing to give Vazquez 2 more starts to show something.

 

2 more starts for a guy with a $7 million contract, one of the most consistent starters in baseball 2000-2009, your top minor league alternatives (Sanabia, West) are injured, where you'd really have to turn to Koehler who projects as a back of the bullpen guy in the bigs, or you start stretching out literally Badenhop which probably is not a good idea 2-3 times through an order.

 

I'd say, he gets about 12 more starts to see if his velocity, control, or performance improves.

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I don't think this is an option a month into the season. I think Volstad can hold a 5th spot and I'm willing to give Vazquez 2 more starts to show something.

 

2 more starts for a guy with a $7 million contract, one of the most consistent starters in baseball 2000-2009, your top minor league alternatives (Sanabia, West) are injured, where you'd really have to turn to Koehler who projects as a back of the bullpen guy in the bigs, or you start stretching out literally Badenhop which probably is not a good idea 2-3 times through an order.

 

I'd say, he gets about 12 more starts to see if his velocity, control, or performance improves.

 

Only eleven more to go.

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Bad idea. I was interested to see the Marlins sign Chris Sampson today, makes me wonder if they're getting someone ready in case Vazquez is totally broken. He was somewhat better tonight, but the 5 walks is unacceptable. You aren't going to win many starts if you walk that many players.

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True, but four of his walks were early in the game, and he pitched very well the majority of the game. Three runs given up is pretty good.

 

 

 

And the 5th was intentional. I just an article at marlins.com where he said he knows he has to work some more on his early innings. I watched the radar at the game and noticed his velocity came up after the first two innings, and his off speed stuff was 20 MPH less than his fastball, which makes his fastball look faster. He's not a stupid guy, or a rookie. I still think he works it out.

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