Michael Bradley wrote:One of the reasons I thought the Jays were a darkhorse team heading into the year is basically because of what we have seen so far this season. Every starter in the rotation other than Romero are question marks, but they are high upside question marks. Drabek prior to 2011 was the 29th ranked prospect in baseball. I don't envision him being an ace, but his stuff and upside is there to be a very good pitcher if they fix his command (so far, so good). Alvarez has high upside. Morrow, despite being a bit of a disappointment, has upside. If all three of those pitchers can have quality seasons, and Romero pitches like he he has the past two years, there is no reason why the Jays can't be competitive.
The main thing holding the Jays back is Adam Lind/first base.
If you platoon Lind like Farrell did today, that weakness kind of goes away. Not entirely, because you'd still like to have a full-time 1B that does better than Lind/Francisco, but it really helps.