Originally Posted by Tragg
Only if you stop all evaluation after 2/3 of a season as a starter, which is ridiculous to do.
No, judging it on something other than the pitches he throws would be ridiculous. Calling a guy like him anything but a 5 based on 2/3 of a season versus everything before it would be ridiculous. The guy has 5 stuff with the ability to be better if BOTH his command improves drastically and he gets a plus pitch (his first). Right now he relies on the screwball and lack of exposure. Exposure caught up to him later in the year. We traded high. That's a good thing. The chances he improves or even continues on at the level of production he had at the beginning of last year are not that good.