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What Moves Would You Make To Improve The Rotation?


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Move Gonzo to the rotation.... oh wait he's with the CHI Sox now and pitching well. I'm sorry, the starting pitching has just irked me so much and all the missed opportunities. Were in a bad situation when were hoping Gallardo will be our savior. We might have to trade for a starter but we don't have many pieces, we can do it but we'll be cleaning out what little left we have in the farm cupboard.

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Gonzo has a 3.57 ERA with the ChiSox.

And the Duquette starting pitching failure train continues.

Davies, Hader, ERod, Ubaldo, Jimenez, Gonzo

Christ.

Don't forget Feldman. Arrieta. Hammel. Seems he makes the bad choice on every SP he choses.

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