It's me. I'm the indecisive owner. I've had some turnover in my pitching staff from last season's 99 win team. I'm running a thick budget, so I need to fill up the back of my rotation and the end of my bullpen with homegrown talent, despite the fact that a string of successful seasons means I haven't had better than a 26th overall pick in a while. I have four pitchers, three of whom will end up on my ML roster. Furthermore, I have some doubts about who my fifth starter should be.
First of all, the relievers...I'm debating whether to call up:
Second of all, I'm waffling on who deserves to be an LRB and who deserves to be SP5:
youngster Ted Cook
veteran black Irishman Roscoe O'Connor
I'm tempted to let the fans decide. My temptation is to bring cook up, no matter what, since I think he's the best of the three minor-leaguers. So the question is really whether he ought to be a back end starter or a long reliever. Between Leonard and Purcell, the question is whether Purcell's control is sufficient compensation for his average splits and lackluster pitches.