Originally Posted by VAChief
You are a good fan, and he didn't end the season well at all (both physically and mentally), however his upside is still there if for only the back end of a rotation. Without him at the beginning of the year we get buried in the standings. If he comes in as a fat cow this spring and doesn't learn from his mistakes demote him to middle relief, otherwise he is a good problem to have. A horse at the back end of your rotation that has top end stuff. Garcia is the guy I am done with counting on right now. If he was right handed he would be checking your groceries at Kroger's by now.
He is a solid 4th or 5th starter at a minimum, with a ceiling as a 1 or 2 guy. Hopefully his second full season as a starter will work out better and his arm won't turn into a noodle. That many innings on a young arm can be hell, even if he has no arm injury issues.