Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 12/12/13
The Philadelphia Phillies signed the pitcher formally know as Fausto Carmona, AKA Roberto Hernandez, in an attempt to bolster their starting rotation. It is a move that a few years ago would have been a signing to have a sixth or seventh pitcher to look at in Spring Training. Now Ruben Amaro is looking at these long shot pitchers as legitimate options for his starting rotation. This is another move that makes no sense unless Amaro is still planning on adding a legitimate number 2 or 3 pitcher to this rotation. Ruben keeps calling the Phillies a championship caliber team. When this team truly was at that level they had three legitimate pitchers at the top of their rotation. No one is saying that they need to replace Roy Halladay with another pitcher of his caliber, but when the free agent season opened names like Matt Garza, Ricky Nolasco, Bronson Arroyo, and Ubaldo Jimenez seemed to be the right fit for this team. The projected rotation now has two aces in Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee,...
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