Mookie4ever wrote: slomo007 wrote: Yoda wrote: slomo007 wrote:
FWIW, Borowski is starting a rehab assignment on Tuesday. Not sure why they would wait until a few days before Borowski will be back to completely change their rotation/bullpen.
It's weird but Borowski has been so unreliable with his health that I can't imagine they will just put him in a high pressure situation.
True, but you would think they could wait another 10 days until Joe is back before making a pretty drastic move like this. Dusty really has no clue IMO.
I really don't think that Borowski is the kind of pitcher that you hold out for to rescue your team.
Dempster's career path has been very similar to Miguel Batista, they both have good stuff but have been very inconsistent as starters. Sometimes these guys have good success when they don't have to think for more than one inning.
Not saying that he is going to be a great success but I do think that his career numbers don't tell the whole story either.
I agree wholeheartedly. I had a chance to pick up a slew of 'new' closers but the only one I picked up is Dempster. He has the stuff and he can be dominant at times. Why they didn't use him before can be attributed to Dusty's skills in managing his pitching staff.
I was looking for the stats but what is Dempster's numbers as a reliever versus a starter? I remember that he was pretty good out of the pen in 04. I think he is their best chance unless they are looking to acquire a closer.
The main reason why I think Dempster has the best chance to stick is b/c I think Wood is out and they have very little chance to be in the hunt. Therefore, they won't trade for a closer.
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