I'm actually pretty neutral on most decisions, as I do take a wait and see on most things, but this move? I really, really dislike as I don't see upside for any reason, whether in the hunt or not. And maybe the new FO doesn't have confidence in what they are seeing in the minors despite some of performances thus far? I don't know but if true that isn't something that is easily correctable and more of an indictment on the past regime than the present. Again, I'm playing it somewhat neutral, but this Colon 'experiment' just ughs me on any level.
Then again, if I'm proven wrong, I'll be eating crow for dinner.
Romero and Gonsalves are not ready to make extended starts in the majors, they'd get lit up.
Either could probably survive a spot start and perhaps Romero can be effective out of the bullpen, but it won't sustain. Jorge was the most advanced and still not ready and it was pretty clear what happened to him.
I appreciate the disgust with cycling through retreads and particularly Colon, but they just aren't going to expose prospects. It will result in bad performance and potentially negative developmental consequences.
There's a small chance Colon catches something, and if not he's quickly cut without consequence.