Give me five

As Spring Training progresses down in Florida, the pieces are setting into place. All except the fifth starting spot in the pitcher rotation.

Pitching coach Rich Dubee has said it’s coming down to a battle Royale between old-timer Jamie Moyer and spring chicken Kyle Kendrick. Neither of these options are appealing.

Moyer has proved himself time and again, but after last season’s pulling of the workhorse from the playoff roster, I’d think he would take the hint (and Phillies heed its previous decision) that the slow, methodical approach just won’t keep cutting it in the Majors.

On the flip side, Kendrick has never shown any sort of star power or progression towards turing into a reliable presence on the mound – let alone a standout. The kid has an arm, I do not deny, but I don’t see him controlling his emotions or his head enough to be a big time piece in a World Series puzzle.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s