Anyone disagree that our rotation is worse to start this season than it was at the end of last season – when Tejeda was pitching well and instead of an unproven McCarthy and a big hole for the 5th spot, we had Eaton and Kip Wells, respectively?
Hard to downgrade from that rotation, which faded down the stretch, but congrats Little Jon – you did it!
I will say, though, that the competition for the 5 spot is the best thing going for this team right now. Overall, the guys vying to fill the 5 spot have outperformed Padilla, McCarthy and Tejeda so far this Spring.
Mark this down – before May, one of the guys “locked in” to the top 4 spots will lose their job to one of the guys currently competing to be #5 . And not because of injury, but performance.