Monday, December 14, 2009

The Fifth Man

Although, the free agent is barley heating up the Padres are looking to barley make any signings.

With Correia signing a 1 year/3.6 mil. contract the Padres rotation is set for the 2010 season.
The Padres rotation is Peavy less this year, but with all the young talented starting pitcher the rotation is going to surprise many people.
I'll try to give you non-Padre fans a little info on these pitchers

Chris Young
Was injured most of the last 2 seasons. His last full season was back in 2007 when he posted a 3.12 ERA. He's not ace material, but he will be leading the rotation offering some mentoring for the young pitchers.

Kevin Correia
Had a breakout season last year leading the Padres in wins with 12. His ERA was 3.91, but post the All-Star break he had a 3.26 ERA.

Mat Latos
Latos is one of my favorite Padre next to only Adrian Gonzalez. His fist year in the big leagues was an exciting one, in 7 outta 10 starts he allowed 2 or less earned runs. I can't wait for is 1st complete season, he learned a lot during the 09 season.

Clayton Richards
Came over from the White Sox's in the Peavy deal. He's not going to be an ace, but a back of the rotation guy. Don't expect an amazing season,but a solid one. Leaving U.S. Cellular Field and the American League will drastically improve his statistics.

This fith spot in the rotation up for grabs. Unless the Padres sign a starter or trade for one, they'll probably have Wade Leblanc or Tim Stauffer fill in the hole.