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Who will replace Lilly in starting rotation if he is not re-signed next year?

Shawn Marcum
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Brandon League
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13%
Josh Banks
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25%
Pete Walker
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Scott Downs
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25%
Ty Taubenheim
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Casey Janssen
3
38%
 
Total votes : 8

Replacing Lilly in the starting rotation next year?

Postby flying27 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:02 pm

It is possable Ted Lilly will not be a Blue Jay next year. Who would then replace him in the starting rotation. There seem to be an array of options such as Downs and Walker who can both relieve and start, or young upstarts like Marcum, Banks, and League.
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:21 pm

Out of that list, it's probably Janssen, but the most likely guy in my opinion, would be Purcey.
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Postby flying27 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:25 pm

I forgot about Purcey it could be him as well. Other than the obvious nos like McGowan being it, or Hinske being converted to a pitcher and being it, it could be anybody.
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:27 pm

McGowan has to step it up as a starter soon in AAA, or he may be on his way to a bullpen job next season.
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Postby flying27 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:30 pm

mweir145 wrote:McGowan has to step it up as a starter soon in AAA, or he may be on his way to a bullpen job next season.


A bullpen job in the AAA you mean?
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:40 pm

flying27 wrote:
mweir145 wrote:McGowan has to step it up as a starter soon in AAA, or he may be on his way to a bullpen job next season.


A bullpen job in the AAA you mean?

No in the majors next year. The Jays seem to be moving him towards the bullpen, ever since those struggles in the rotation. I think he has a lot of potential to be a good starter in the majors, though.

Hopefullly he pitches well, and earns a rotation spot on the Jays by this time next year.
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Postby flying27 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:44 pm

mweir145 wrote:
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mweir145 wrote:McGowan has to step it up as a starter soon in AAA, or he may be on his way to a bullpen job next season.


A bullpen job in the AAA you mean?

No in the majors next year. The Jays seem to be moving him towards the bullpen, ever since those struggles in the rotation. I think he has a lot of potential to be a good starter in the majors, though.

Hopefullly he pitches well, and earns a rotation spot on the Jays by this time next year.


Thanks. To be honeset I think he is a career minor leaguer in the bullpen, playing the odd innings in the bullpen of AAA.

I dont want to see him ever in the starting rotation with the AAA let alone with Toronto after seeing him last year, and I have faith I wont which is a relief.

I do want to see a brewing rivalry between the great young pitchers in the organization like League, Purcey, Banks, Marcum, though. It will be great for the team to have them pushing each other.
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Postby mrider » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:21 am

Purcey would be my choice other then McGowan. I see Dustin making the jump next year for sure and has a decent career. But how old is Purcey he can't be more then twenty didn't he get drafted only two years ago and you think he would be ready?
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Postby KOSTAS » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:24 pm

Purcey is more like 24. And he has some serious control issues to iron out before he is ready. He does however have the most dominant pure stuff in that group of up and comers.

If he can straighten out the walks, he can be Halladay from the left side.
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Postby flying27 » Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:29 pm

McGowan and Purcey I now think are BOTH hopeless.
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