Posted by Jtpsops on 4/8/2014 6:36:00 PM (view original):
No pitching? I love overreactors like you. You're probably screaming "Marlins are going all the way, baby!". It's 8 games in. Tillman looks good, Jimenez will get it together, and Gonzo will be fine. Chen and Norris worry me, but Gausman will be replacing one of them within a month.
Tillman is, at best, a third starter on any team (AL or NL) that has a realistic shot at making the playoffs. Take a look.
Red Sox - Lester, Peavy, and maybe Lackey are better
Rays - Tillman might be the 5th starter in Tampa
Yankees - Sabathia and Tanaka are better
Detroit - Verlander/Scherzer/Sanchez are better
Oakland - I'd rather have Gray and Kazmir
Texas - He'd be #2 after Darvish right now but only because of injuries and, once Holland comes back, Tillman would be #3.
Indians - Masterson/Kluber/Salazar are probably better
Washington - Tillman would be 4th or 5th in the rotation
Cards - Would Tillman even make the rotation?
Dodgers - With a healthy Kershaw, Tillman might be the 4th starter.
Giants - Maybe Tillman beats out Vogelsong for the 5th spot
Reds - Tillman would be the 5th starter after Cueto, Latos, Cingrani, & Bailey. Assuming he beats out Leake.
Pirates - Liriano and Cole are better.
Tillman is not a #1 on any team good enough to make the playoffs.