I would rather see Jake Reed and Randy Rosario than Tonkin and Perkins in the pen. I would rather see Felix Jorge than Nik Turley. Against playoff teams, I would rather see Mejia than Colon.
Hate to say it, but unless Perkins looks really strong in his next outing, I'd DFA him and bring up Rosario. Maybe Perk can get it back in the off season for one more try in 2018, but more likely his arm just can't take throwing the ball that hard anymore. His control falls apart when he tries to amp up the velocity and spin. More exercise? More time to heal? Maybe, but I doubt it. The sad truth is, pitching wrecks your arm. Even with good form, sooner or later the damage is too great, and the old muscles don't have the same strength as in your youth. Baseball at its highest level is a young man's game.
Edited by jimbo92107, 10 September 2017 - 05:59 PM.