I still don’t expect Johan to contribute anything this season. Even if he does return it’s unfair to demand the old Santana just off surgery.
But suppose he magically showed up ready to go against the A’s, who would get bumped from the starting ro’?
Capuano? Definitely not - especially considering he’s arguably been our best pitcher.
Pelfrey? No Way. He’s back to being lights out and again looks like a future stud.
Niese? Can’t pull this kid. Aside from Sunday he’s been fantastic.
Gee? Not a chance. He’s exceeded all expectations and shows no signs of slowing down
Dickey? Maybe the most likely candidate but certainly doesn’t deserve to be yanked.
In fact the best answer may be a 6 man rotation.
I’m generally not a fan of this strategy but it would save innings on Johan’s post-surgically repaired arm. Dickey doesn’t need the extra rest but it might not be a bad idea to limit innings on Gee and Niese.
Funny BMF never imagined we’d have such a high level of SP that a decision like this would be so difficult.
Chill With Ike in Brooklyn
Check this out: Ike Davis will be holding a charity event in Brooklyn to help kids with cancer.
The event is being billed as The 1st Annual, “Striking out Childhood Cancer: A Night with Ike Davis” Charity Dinner.
Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Michael’s Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.
Michaels happens to be Ike’s favorite restaurant ever since he was a kid and his father would take him there while playing for the Yankees.
Click on the tile to the left for all info but here’s a quick rundown:
TICKETS ARE: $200 Adult , $100 Youth (16 & under)
This family friendly evening includes: full dinner; drinks; live interview with Q&A from the guests; a signed baseball item from Ike; a special event T-shirt; auctions of one-of-a-kind items; photographs; raffle and a gift bag of goodies.
And obtw Linda Cohn of ESPN will be hosting with other special guests expected as well.
Should be a pretty cool night for a great cause at one of Brooklyn’s best eateries so please support by attending or making a tax deductible donation.