Quote Originally Posted by beckmt View Post
No, have many starters in AAA about as good as him. I too would rather see Albers.
Why not both? Although I would argue that Jurrjens could potentially be better than anyone in AAA as an SP in due time, it's still worth considering him as a very cheap option for the bullpen. He doesn't walk many and he is one of the very best in baseball at keeping the ball in the ballpark. Also, the velocity on his 2-seam FB has returned to pre-injury levels, while he has been holding off on throwing his slider in 2013 much and hasn't thrown the cutter at all, according to Fangraphs. Perhaps he might get those pitches back to pre-injury levels in time. Seems like a no-brainer to at least kick the tires when it's a no-cost for acquisition.