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Blue Jays Mailbag: Pillar Leading Off, Biagini’s Role, and 6-Man Rotations

The Blue Jays salvaged one of three against the White Sox over the weekend, but spent a good 90 percent of the series looking mostly awful. Does this mean it’s time to panic? To crack each other’s heads open and feast on the goo inside?

In a word: yes. In five more words: if you’re a garbage clown.

Ahhh, we have fun, don’t we? But seriously, the Jays are spinning their wheels, fans are starting to get restless, and this is the backdrop for… well… for at least a couple questions in this week’s Blue Jays mailbag. So let’s do it to it!

If you have a Blue Jays question you’d like me to tackle for next week, be sure to send it to stoeten@gmail.com. As always, I have not read any of Griff’s answers.

Hey Stoeten,
Do you think the Jays will consider using a 6-man rotation again when Sanchez returns, perhaps skipping the odd Biagini start to keep him fresh?
Matt

I absolutely don’t!

I know that the team went to six starters last year, but those were pretty severe circumstances. Aaron Sanchez needed his innings rolled back, the Jays needed to see what they had in Francisco Liriano, and Marco Estrada’s back was giving him problems and it seemed he could use the extra rest. Because of that, and because there was no obvious odd man out, the Jays went with it, but Marco Estrada seemed to be particularly out of sync in shifting to five days of rest between starts, instead of the usual four, and the experiment as a whole was hardly a shining example of why teams need to go to a six-man rotation more regularly.

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  • Knuckleballs

    The thing what to do with Joe B could be a mute point if Estrada is placed on the DL with Right Arm shittiness. It seems Estrada needs to utilize his cutter or curve ball more because in two occassions last game he had the right handed hitter on the ropes and he was relying to much on the change up when the cutter or curve could of done the job