Originally Posted by rdivaldi
I can't see how Santiago was "iffy" in 2013. Danks tailed off in the second half, but that should be expected from a guy coming off major shoulder surgery. Johnson looked good, although in a limited sample size. I have no worries about the starting staff in 2014.
Santiago's the least iffy of the bunch, to me. His control issues are my concern there. When he's able to throw strikes he's a very effective pitcher. I realize that's the case for most pitchers, but it's something that Santiago needs to work on.
Danks may be alright, but he was awfully homer-prone last year. That could be a lingering effect of the surgery, I sure hope it is.
Johnson was too small of a sample to really say one way or the other, although he certainly wasn't bad.