Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Gallardo not the No. 1 Guy?
According to reports, the Brewers head coach Ken Macha, doesn't want Yovani Gallardo as the opening day starter. He doesn't want too much pressure on his young star, especially after missing most of last season with injury. New signee Braden Looper and Dave Bush are two contenders to be the ace. Macha also said that after the All-Star break, if Gallardo is pitching well enough, he will most likely take over as the ace.
Maybe it isn't such a bad idea to put the veterans in the front part of the rotation. Macha might have something there... I would still have Gallardo in the front part of the rotation, probably as the No. 2 guy until the All-Star break. He can flat-out pitch and I don't know if I like Looper and Bush going back-to-back in the rotation.
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