It’s a rough week in the NL, where no one with two scheduled outings is worthy of automatic, fore-sure, consecutive starts. Carlos Carrasco and Chris Sale, conversely, are ready to pitch two.
You might be uncertain as to whom to start, but Dirty Harry, Zack Morris, Pete Campbell and Slim Shady know.
Noah Syndergaard is an auto-start (unless he’s not). So it’s going to be one of those kind of weeks.
Does separating starters of the same type in the same rotation make sense?
Ben and Sam discuss Edwin Jackson and the rest of the Cubs’ offseason signings and talk about how the specter of draft-pick compensation is affecting some free agents.
If the Nationals had handled their ace’s innings limit a little more like the Braves massaged Kris Medlen’s, they might not be facing a Strasless October.
Ben and Sam reevaluate the NL West after the deadline and take stock of this season’s converted starters.
The Nationals rotation throws harder than any staff in baseball has over the past few seasons, and that just might win them the NL East.