Originally Posted by Craig Grebeck
I'm sorry, what the hell do you mean by "knocking on the door"? Rick has thrown 125 professional innings, none of which were above A+ ball.
And how on earth is Poreda looking like a middle reliever?
Porcello is, at least, a year away.
Poreda will probably pitch in Chicago this year, but it will be as a middle reliever because he only has one pitch. His slider has potential, but will never have a curve and with that arm slot will have almost no chance of producing a servicable change. That sound a lot like Thornton.