Originally Posted by Deberg_1990
How many #5 starters on any team are really all that great?
Hes ok for what he is. Honestly, his starts are the types of nights you really need to lean on your offense to bring you a win.
Yep, Mendoza doesn't need defenders. Its not like he's a young player in a sophomore slump getting unfair criticism from impatient fans, he's almost 30, did OK last year, and earned his spot this spring, but he's still a #5 pitcher.
I don't even expect the Royals to win most of the games he starts, if we did better than a 2-wins-in-5 clip on games he starts, I'd be happy.