Originally Posted by Cephalic Trauma
Where does Hochevar fit in that mix? Tendering him a contract was so dumb, consider that 4 million could have gone toward signing a guy like marcum or mccarthy, and he is taking a spot of the 25 man.
I imagine he goes into Spring Training as a starter and takes the spot of one of the afore mentioned 5 guys that ends up on the DL. It's inevitable to happen. This also buys Dayton\Ned more time with Hoch to see if he comes out and pitches well, which is what they ultimately want. If he does pitch well he takes the place of Mendoza who they don't view as any type of set piece for the future. Mendoza will eventually be surplanted later in the season by one of Duffy\Paulino, unless he's pitching lights out.
Poor poor Mendy, i really like him.