Quote: Originally Posted By MikeT23 on 5/28/2009
Number 8 scares me because it's true. Bruney is the top set up man. Ugh.
I've fought it, even though I'm not sure why, but if Wang can return to form, I think it might be time to consider Chamberlain going back to the pen. He hasn't exactly been unbeatable as a starter.
Brunely is vicious, he doesnt scare me at all if healthy. Besides, if CC, AJ, Andy, CMW do their jobs, they should all get us thru 6 or 7 on a regular basis.
Regarding Joba, I go back and forth...When I remember his 98-100 heater then sick 85 MPH curve or change, I think he is a lock for the 7th-8th innings as the best set up guy/future clsoer in baseball. Throwing 91 MPH as he did in his last start confirms that to me.....
Then he will go and throw 93-95 MPH, use his hook, and pitch 6 absolutely dominating innings...and at such a young age, you would think he would become more consistant and dominant as he develops....and regain some of his velocity..he isnt going to be another Nolan Ryan and throw 98-100 every pitch as a starter, but if he can be consistant at 93-95 on his fastball, he could be a dominant starter...
Remember, he is very young and has time to become that SP.