No argument here, but LeBlanc was very good in the rebooted Top Gear. Surprisingly good.
As for Wade LeBlanc it's only a matter of time until someone says it, so I'll just get it out of the way... Maybe he's the next Jamie Moyer, All mediocre lefties with 88 mph fastballs have a 0.001% chance of miraculously having a near-HOF career that lasts into their late 40s.
With needing to cover innings do any 1 inning relievers make it outside of Givens?
It’s looking like
(5) Means, Cobb, Wojo, Stewart, Leblanc(follows opener)
(5) Givens, Armstrong, Harvey, Castro, Bleier
(3) Hess, Bailey, Rucker
Fry and Scott are on the outside looking in. As well as Phillips, Carroll, Kline, Sulser, or any traditional 1 IP types. Maybe even Armstrong.
I think we start with guys that are out of options/Rule 5 in the pen. Give them a chance first, then rotate others in.
Their system is pretty weak. We’d likely target guys that wouldn’t have to be added to the 40 man till at the earliest of November 2021.
If the NL is really going to a DH soon then that opens up 15 more jobs.
From Trezza’s Twitter
Sources indicate that LeBlanc, 35, turned down offers from other teams for the chance to start in Baltimore. Eight of his 26 appearances last year were starts, but those numbers are deceiving. Twelve came as the bulk innings pitcher behind an opener. #Orioles
How many of Fry, Armstrong, Phillips, Carroll, Kline, Sulser, Scott can we afford to keep on the 40 man?
They’re typically 1 IP relievers and we need innings covered. Plus, the new rule that you have to be in the minors for 15 days instead of 10. That will affect the Norfolk shuttle.