TuckerBlair89 wrote: Also I think bergy has the long reliever role if he gets beaten out for the rotation. Just a hunch. If Matusz pitches well they won't hold him out of the rotation either.
I see the rotation being Guthrie, Wada, Hunter, Britton, Arrieta.
I see the bullpen being Johnson, Strop, Simon, O'Day, Gregg, Patton, Phillips.
Patton is the long relief I'm guessing. Then we have a defintite inning eater in Guthrie, a supposed inning eater in Wada(we'll just have to wait and see), and a young inning eater in Hunter. So we have 3 people who can possible throw 200 innings and then 2 pitchers who we can get a mixed bag of results from in Britton and Arrieta. I think we can afford to carry Phillips as "a little bit more than a LOOGY" instead of another long relief in Bergy, Eveland, Vandenhurk, Berken.
I don't think Matusz will get even close to a rotation spot in ST unless he pitches to a 0 ERA(a little bit exhagerrated of course, but you get the point) After the season Matusz had last year, he needs to regain whatever confidence he has left and work out any mechanical problems he has in the minors.