March 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm #124071GACardParticipantFree
I apologize for my offseason absence, but with the season around the corner I will be more of a contributor again instead of an offseason observer.
That being said, I have laid out what I see as the projected rotation right now below with a few questions. I could be way off so would appreciate some feedback.
Assumption: full health for anyone not assumed out for the year
My thought is we have 3 pretty much set in stone:
Even though I don’t think this should be the case, I will pencil Wainwright in as 4 but I hope they have a quick hook with him if he doesn’t perform:
Beyond that, what does everyone think about this order for next man up? Am I way off here?
How do we see Carlos and Reyes factoring in at this point? I am assuming both are still thought to be wild cards in this situation.March 5, 2020 at 2:09 pm #124075Euro DandyParticipantFree
I would bet CMart will be in the rotation at the start of the season. Let’s see how he does today. I know you said assuming full health for anyone not out for the year, but we know Mikolas is currently in shutdown mode and won’t be available at the start of the season, to say the least. I’m hoping Gomber emerges as a solid factor too — we know there’ll be an opportunity at some point.March 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm #124077GACardParticipantFree
Yeah that assumption explicitly stated Mikolas at first, but I deleted that piece. Guess I should have kept it in hahaMarch 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm #124080gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
At the start of the season I think we go with:
Hopefully Mikolas won’t be out for long.March 5, 2020 at 3:10 pm #124081stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I agree with gscottar’s group. When Miles comes back, I think either Waino or Kim drops from the rotation.March 5, 2020 at 4:12 pm #124085Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
With all the off days early in the year a 5th starter isn’t really needed. Perhaps they keep an extra reliever.March 5, 2020 at 6:20 pm #124091kscardfanParticipantFree
Flaherty,Martinez,Hudson,Waino,Ponce to open. Gomber looked pretty good to me the other day. Haven’t got a chance to see much of Kim.March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm #124093Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Kim cannot be sent to the minors without his consent, so unless he is injured again, he will be on the opening roster.March 5, 2020 at 6:56 pm #124096CardsFanInChiTownParticipantFree
After CMarts five shutout innings just now, as long as he stays healthy and recovers well from tonights outing, he’s in. Due to only having him for 2 years, if Kim, Ponce and Gomber are viewed as “equal”, I see them giving him the spot to Kim to open the season. Ponce and Gomber would easily make over half the rotations in baseball. It’s great to have that depth, just unfortunate for the player.
JF, CMart, Kim, Hudson, Waino would be my guess as to how they will line them up. Kim has looked very good the times I was able to watch him. Secondly, I’m sure the fact that he’s a lefty helps his cause also.
As all Cards fans do, I love Waino, but when is the gas tank going to run out? I hope it’s not this year, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
Good luck guessing the BP!March 5, 2020 at 7:04 pm #124097CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
With reports of Gomber and PDL looking outstanding this Spring id there any realistic chance of them displacing Waino in the rotation with Waino going to the pen?March 5, 2020 at 7:11 pm #124100kscardfanParticipantFree
With the expanded roster I use either Gomber or Kim as a lr for the nights Wainwright starts. Quick hook with a very capable replacement.March 5, 2020 at 7:19 pm #1241011982 willieParticipantFree
I like gscottars group as well. Of course, we all know injuries will happen and some may struggle, so its kind of wait and see.March 6, 2020 at 6:46 am #124112bccranParticipantPaid - Annual
If Waino struggles coming out of the chute in April, I wonder how much leash he will have.
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