DougDE wrote:Rodrigo actually had a couple of decent full seasons. I also think his mistake was once the league caught up to him he didnt want to accept it and go to the pen
I got the impression Rodrigo was one of those guys one of his managers here referred to (anonymously) when he talked about players who were happy to be in the minor leagues, but unwilling to work to improve once he got here. His best performances came because he thought he was a starter, but was placed in the bullpen and had something to prove. That happened twice.
I suspect Gonzales is going to be better. Some people think the hitters will stop swinging at the slider in the dirt, but they never stopped swinging at Steve Carlton's slider in the dirt for 22 years. Not saying he's that good, but I think there might be more going on there than some people think.