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gallden

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I'm very surprised to see the amount of people who disagree with this trade. Lindstrom was doing well, but he clearly wasn't an indispensable part of the bullpen's success. Starting pitching, however, really needs the support and structure of a veteran BOR starter.

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For fans of a team that had horrible bullpens for so long, we certainly have short memories.

I must have missed where we traded Stop, JJ, or someone who is indispensable. Arrieta can fill in for Lindstrom this year.

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I thought Lindstrom looked good this year. However, he seems to be down in Buck's pecking order. He also is guaranteed 4M next year so there is that angle as well. I saw someone mentioned Arrieta replacing Lindstrom. Not sure if that is speculation but that would be interesting. I wasn't for acquiring Saunders but now that we have him, I'll hope for the best. I can live with Lindstrom being the one going back.

Pretty good angle. Yeah Arrieta is being called up to replace Lindstrom. Not to mention we'd have Patton (?). Hunter (?) and Matusz in the BP.

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Saunders has consistently thrown 6/7 innings giving up 2/3 runs except for 3 starts this year. If you take out those 3 starts he has a 3.05 ERA. He'll probably do what Gonzo is doing for us now, although he may have 1 bad start where he goes Tommy Hunter on us. I'd take 5/6 quality starts with 1 bad one though...

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And when Hammel comes back we have Hammel, Chen, Gonzo, Saunders, Tillman (or maybe Britton/Johnson). Those are 4 pretty reliable guys and Tillman is either lights out or he could struggle. Makes our rotation much deeper and steadier.

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