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Who should replace GRich for the rest of 2014?

Pole time on who the 5th starter should be  

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  1. 1. Who should replace GRich for the rest of 2014?

    • Stretch out Rasmus starting Saturday
    • Roth
    • Mark Colon for an exclamation point.
    • Rucinski
    • Acquire someone else like Feldman

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September 1st is around the corner. They will have no shortage of RPs and possibly SPs to throw in that spot on a weekly basis.

Yes, but the last few games aside, we play a ton of close games, and I am not all that comfortable giving someone with a sketchy resume the ball in September in a close game.

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I'd like to see what Roth would do with a start.  He has pitched well in the minors.  He hasn't done so well in his few appearances from the pen this year, but I think the sample size is too small.  He could do well in the starter roll.  I think we need to try him out before trying to acquire another arm.  I really don't like Colon and I wonder if Arte would take him anyways considering his known former PED use.  

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Every time Rosenthal talks on MLB network he says Arte does NOT want to go over the luxury tax. Really starting to believe that

Luxury tax is a non-issue unless a team is way over for multilpe consecutive years. Overpaying a player for one year isn't as big of a deals s multi year high AAV contracts. The tax only applies on salary above $189M and percentage is small for the first couple years. If that's an arbitrary self-imposed limit he shouldn't have blown all of his budget on Pujols and Hamilton :(


Dipoto made a mistake (or Moreno vetoing Dipoto) by not claiming Colon. He made a bigger mistake not tendering Jason Vargas a qualifying offer.

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