Maybe it's time to go back to the four-man rotation.
No, that isn't really practical. But with Opening Day encroaching, teams are sorting out their pitching staffs. And since most teams went into spring training not sure who would make up the back-end of the rotation, we're starting to get word now on who will fill those roles.
Toronto chose Scott Richmond (right), which is a good story in Canada because he's Canadian. He's also 29 years old and a refugee from the Edmonton Cracker-Cats of the independent Northern League, for whom he went 14-19 from 2005-07.
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Think those are bad? The Dodgers and Athletics are still deciding their No. 5 starters.
"A lot is made of April 6, and the reality is that this bullpen, this rotation, our bench, even our lineup, it could look very different as we get into the middle of April, the middle of May, the middle of June. We have a lot of players who have to keep their jobs."
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