I care less about the Opening Day bullpen than I do the front office's willingness to pull the rug out from under some of these guys in May.
That will be more telling than the motley crew of mediocrity they assembled out of the gate.
I don't mind occasionally winging it and hoping for the best - particularly in a situation as bad as the one they inherited last November - but I very much mind the refusal to cut loose bad players in a timely fashion.
This is the key analysis. The FO didn't have a lot of other options other than keeping Wimmers over Tonkin with neither being a particularly intriguing option. Chargois pitched himself to the minors this spring and we want both Duffy and Mejia to remain starters, albeit one in AAA. I didn't see a lot of other good options out there on the free agent market unless you went to the top and paid top dollar on a multiyear contract which seems to be setting yourself up for an albatross contract and also a waste of money since this team is not likely to contend. The bigger question is whether this FO will be willing to bring up younger guys doing well and cut loose some of the others, starting with Tonkin (unless he dramatically improves) and Breslow. Boston wasn't willing to make a trade so we could keep Haley and I guess the FO decided they wanted to see more, particularly when the other options were Tepesch and Wimmers.
Quick question. I see people complaining about Dan Santana on the roster and Duffy as a starter. Have those decisions been made and announced?