A_K wrote:The fact of the matter (and yeah, it's a fact) is that no team will ever be relevant with a rotation featuring Chen-Wada-Hunter-Hammel.
There does not exist any combination of 25 players in our system that will make us relevant this year.
A_K wrote:it won't be a reason for celebration, it'll just be a process of further delaying the time that this team might actually field a competitive lineup.
IMO a reasonable delay will make us a winning team FASTER.
A_K wrote:The only way the above scenario could benefit this team is if you believe Matusz, Arrieta, Britton, and to a lesser extent Tillman, need more time in the minor leagues to refine their repertoires. Maybe that's the case. I'm more than willing to believe that that's in fact true. ... If you're rooting for them to crack the rotation, and if you're prepared to be excited about them performing adequately enough to hold down those spots, it should mean that you also think the young kids were rushed to the majors and need more time in the minors to become better pitchers.
That's EXACTLY what I believe.