BuckMagic wrote:I have been going back and forth on this for a loooooong time, but I think I'd risk it and try Jim Johnson as a starter.
He has the stuff and command to succeed and could be a solid #3, I think.
Should he stay or go?
DougDE wrote:Yeah he wasnt really cutting it as a starter, so he became a darn good reliever. Dont see how any one could have much faith that after 4 or so years as a reliever he would all of a sudden be a good starter. Dont fix it if it aint broken. There's already enough broken that needs fixing
A_K wrote:While I don't necessarily see why it'd be true that Johnson would now become a good starter, I have to say it seems odd to see so many people express confusion over a team moving a struggling young starter to the bullpen, then looking to move him back to the rotation after he experiences a few years of success in the bullpen. Isn't that a pretty common story on a year-to-year basis in baseball, as well as an historically proven system within this very franchise?
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