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Old 06-20-2019, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Tragg View Post
yes, 2020 would be the playoff year under the Cubs model (or the Astros model).
Even if Dunning and Kopech are all square for next season, it often takes good young pitchers a year or 2 to get situated. To use the Cubs analogy, they really could use their own Lester...maybe Rodon could be that, but he's never really pitched consistently well for a full season.
They pen should be good. I still see Lopez as a reliever, but a top-flight reliever.
I was just thinking about this literally 15 minutes ago. If Lopez cannot cut it as a starter he has the making of a top of the line reliever and even closer if he can just lock down a second pitch to go with his big fastball.

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