FanSince88 Posted December 14, 2015 Share Posted December 14, 2015 I've seen lots of chatter about how we don't need starting pitchers anymore, we just need to build a dominant bullpen, "like the ROYALS did, YEAH!" Here's two reasons why that analogy breaks down 1) The Royals had an opportunistic offense that could consistently score runs. We either score runs in bunches with the HR or not at all. If you're down 5-0 in the 7th inning, your bullpen is not going to save you. 2) You do need some baseline level of competence in your starting rotation for the Royals strategy to work. It's a very real possibility that we get the 2015 Gonzo, 2015 Tillman, 2014 Ubaldo, and 2015 Gausman next year. If that's the production we get out of the current 4 starters, we are completely screwed, I don't care how good the bullpen is. Trade Britton, sign one or two real freaking starters, or try to convert Britton to a starter. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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