birdwatcher55 wrote:I'm totally okay with Britton being our #5 guy. I think we have a lot of options and he's the best one I can see right now
osforlife wrote:Jeff Karstens was just signed by the Pirates. I think he would have been a nice option for the 5th starter. It's now basically down to Joe Saunders and Shaun Marcum for me. I think we still need to sign a starter.
osforlife wrote:Zach Britton and Steve Johnson do not have the most upside of our young pitchers. You can say you believe they have the best chance of succeeding in the big leagues, but they do not have the most upside. I think Steve Johnson will do in long relief.
birdwatcher55 wrote:The only young arm I would have given up would have been Dylan Bundy in a deal for Stanton
osforlife wrote:Dan Duquette was not able to sign Shaun Marcum or Joe Saunders, or Dan Haren, if you want to go back earlier in the off-season. IMO, he should have signed one of them, and should have been willing to overpay a bit. Now, the 5th starter is a classic definition on dog-fight between Zach Britton, Tsuyoshi Wada, TJ McFarland, Steve Johnson, and Todd Redmond.
It's been reported that Wada will not be ready at the start of the season.
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