Originally Posted by BWillie007
Guthrie sucks, Hochevar sucks, Chen sucks, Duffy probably sucks, Odorizzo probably sucks, Smith sucks. It's not an easy fix. Paulino is decent, but seems to have injury problems. This rotation is in shambles and it will be a while until it's worth a shit no matter who they sign next year which will probably be nobody.
That's a pretty unrealistic opinion.
Guthrie seems to have been fixed by whatever Eiland did to him. Four of his last five starts have been quality.
Smith has been adequate in the fifth spot since returning from the minors and looks like he has room for improvement.
Mendoza has been adequate as a number four guy since the end of May.
Duffy certainly looked serviceable prior to his injury.
Hoch needs to go simply because he has no mental toughness.
Chen has lost a lot of effectiveness and it's really time to move on.
Odorizzi looks like a AAAA pitcher to me, but he certainly could pan out or could be a trade chip.