AGAVE wrote:Regarding the Alex Wood expectation of being a starter, if I were him I'd just accept whatever Doc and the team asks of him.
And projections of being better than the Cubs for 2017 :
They are the better team UNTIL we beat them in the post-season.
I think Alex is saying simply that he is ready to compete for that tight 5th spot, same as Ryu. I think everyone will get their shot plenty throughout the season if they are patient.
Kershaw -- will probably get us about 180 innings with a pre-planned mid to late season break to rest his arm.
Hill may give us 140 innings...
Maeda will need rests, although he is determined to make his 200 innngs for his bonus, it is doubltful.
Urias will probably get up to about 125 to 145 innings during the regular season, tops.
this will leave an extra 200 inngs aside from that 5th spot to make up for the starters' innings. say if McCarthy is the winner of this and the rest start from the pen or DL, Ryu, Wood, Kazmir, Stripling, Stewart, and even Trevor Oaks will get more than enough chances to prove their cases.
to bad Frias got DFA. I don't see him not getting picked up through the wavers. Minn Twins perhaps?