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 Ramos, Barraclough, Ziegler, Tazawa, McGowan, Phelps and Jose Urena break camp

 

Unfortunately, if Urena isn't traded, he will break camp with Fish like Brad Hand did because he has zero options left.

 

Leaves Cervenka (3 options), Wittgren (2 options), Ellington (2 options), Steckenrider, Lazo, Brice in AAA

 

 

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We wont be good in 2017. Even if we add a frontline starter to the mix. My thoughts are that we are gearing up the bellpen to be an attractive landing spot for a few starting pitchers next winter. By than Luis Castillo should be in the starting rotation, we will know if Chens off year last year was a fluke and we will have a better ubderstandibg of who and what we are as our club sits. 

 

 

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Another crazy idea.

 

How about a 4 man rotation next year? Move Koehler to the pen. Phelps/Koehler can alternate days to piggyback starters & have Tazawa/Barraclough/Ziegler/Ramos as the backend of the pen.

 

Also could keep Koehler in the rotation and try the experiment with Locke.

 

SP's on a 75-80 pitch limit instead of 100. 

 

 

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Another crazy idea.

 

How about a 4 man rotation next year? Move Koehler to the pen. Phelps/Koehler can alternate days to piggyback starters & have Tazawa/Barraclough/Ziegler/Ramos as the backend of the pen.

 

Also could keep Koehler in the rotation and try the experiment with Locke.

 

SP's on a 75-80 pitch limit instead of 100. 

 

McGowan could also be a part of the piggybacking considering he's a long reliever too. 

 

 

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Another crazy idea.

 

How about a 4 man rotation next year? Move Koehler to the pen. Phelps/Koehler can alternate days to piggyback starters & have Tazawa/Barraclough/Ziegler/Ramos as the backend of the pen.

 

Also could keep Koehler in the rotation and try the experiment with Locke.

 

SP's on a 75-80 pitch limit instead of 100. 

 

me likey

 

 

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Isn't Locke essentially a guaranteed roster spot? He's at least one of those "pencilled in" guys. That's worth remembering for the bullpen because if they sign one more starter or someone like Nicolino or Urena steps up in spring training, Locke could get booted from the rotation and into the pen. It's a lot like Edwin Jackson's position last spring training where he was competing for a rotation spot but wasn't exactly gonna not make the team. So the last bullpen role is basically a battle between Locke, Urena, Wittgren, Ellington, and any potential late acquisitions.

 

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Isn't Locke essentially a guaranteed roster spot? He's at least one of those "pencilled in" guys. That's worth remembering for the bullpen because if they sign one more starter or someone like Nicolino or Urena steps up in spring training, Locke could get booted from the rotation and into the pen. It's a lot like Edwin Jackson's position last spring training where he was competing for a rotation spot but wasn't exactly gonna not make the team. So the last bullpen role is basically a battle between Locke, Urena, Wittgren, Ellington, and any potential late acquisitions.

 

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I don't think they're doing anything else with the pitching honestly. 

 

They're going to add a right-handed bat and that's it.

 

 

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Isn't Locke essentially a guaranteed roster spot? He's at least one of those "pencilled in" guys. That's worth remembering for the bullpen because if they sign one more starter or someone like Nicolino or Urena steps up in spring training, Locke could get booted from the rotation and into the pen. It's a lot like Edwin Jackson's position last spring training where he was competing for a rotation spot but wasn't exactly gonna not make the team. So the last bullpen role is basically a battle between Locke, Urena, Wittgren, Ellington, and any potential late acquisitions.

 

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Yea,because we spent $3MM on him already,so of course he needs to give us his best in the BIG LEAGUE.

 

 

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Another crazy idea.

 

How about a 4 man rotation next year? Move Koehler to the pen. Phelps/Koehler can alternate days to piggyback starters & have Tazawa/Barraclough/Ziegler/Ramos as the backend of the pen.

 

Also could keep Koehler in the rotation and try the experiment with Locke.

 

SP's on a 75-80 pitch limit instead of 100. 

 

Id like this idea if they get a respectable 1-2 pitcher. But that sounds great. And works with the bullpen concept hand in hand.

 

 

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