When looking at the roster, it's evident that experience is on the side of the pitchers. Phil has brought in arms with experience at high levels. He has a deep staff with numerous pitchers competing for just five spots in the starting rotation..that's a good thing. In year's past, depth has been an issue in the starting rotation. That shouldn't be the case this season. Below is a list of the guys who appear to be competing for 5 spots in the rotation.
*RHP Tim Brown (Experienced righty from St. Louis who has excelled in professional baseball)
*RHP Alex Kaminsky (Indians organization product with a smooth delivery and success at every stop)
*RHP Erik Carillo (Could also be used in the 'pen, but is a guy who Warren really wants in the rotation. Outstanding 'stuff')
*RHP Pat Arnold (Had Tommy John in '10 and threw limited innings in '11 in the Nationals organization..could be the wildcard in the rotation. If healthy, he has top-notch talent)
*RHP Jordan Cudney (started a game the final weekend last season and threw 6 one-hit innings..has a low 90's heater with a good breaking ball. Has shown he can be dominant in the bullpen, but should get the chance to start)
That's a quick breakdown of the guys who appear to competing for a spot in the starting rotation. Bottom line is: pitching could be as good as ever in 2012 for the Gateway Grizzlies. Can't wait to see it all unfold in spring training!
-Voice of the Grizzlies, Adam Young