IF, and that's a HUGE if, Nomo comes back strong and Penny returns before the end of the regular season, Alvarez will be demoted to the pen. I think Jim Tracy would like to see Alvarez and Jackson pitch out of the bullpen during the playoffs, but we'll see how it works out. Ishii will be the first to go out of the current rotation, then Alvarez.
I'm holding on to Nomo in my DL spot, not expecting anything. If I get any sort of success out of him, I'll consider it a bonus.
I hope that helps...
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