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  1. Will Angels turn to Rasmus?

    AJ Mass

    Although he's yet to make it through five full innings as a starter since the Los Angeles Angels began the process of converting reliever Cory Rasmus to a member of their rotation on the fly back on August 30, the pitcher may be asked to play a huge ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  2. Simon to start in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    On July 9, Alfredo Simon of the Cincinnati Reds was 12-3 with a 2.70 ERA. Since that time, the starter has struggled mightily, going just 1-7 with a 5.27 ERA over his last ten starts. That said, Reds manager Bryan Price still sees a spot in the ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Rockies rotation woes remain

    AJ Mass

    By signing Jorge De La Rosa to a two-year, $25 million contract extension, the Colorado Rockies ensured that their No. 1 starter would be around to anchor their rotation going forward. However, when it comes to guessing who might join the 33-year...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  4. Mets catcher on the move?

    AJ Mass

    Travis d'Arnaud has been a reliable starter for the New York Mets behind the plate this season, but when the organization looks ahead to the future, there are some concerns as to exactly how long that statement will be true. Andy Martino of the Ne...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  5. How will Cubs deal with SS surplus?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs acquired prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics, the team suddenly found itself with three shortstops in the organization that could all potentially be long-term starters at the position. But while some rumors surfa...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  6. How long will Masterson miss?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, Cleveland Indians starter Justin Masterson struggled in his outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving up five runs and lasting just four innings in an eventual 9-8, extra-innings loss. Now the team is saying that an injury is at lea...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. Rockies gun-shy with Gray?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies have an open spot in their rotation on Saturday night after sending scheduled starter Juan Nicasio down to Triple-A. The move was not all that shocking, given that Nicasio's last four starts saw his ERA jump from 3.61 all the way...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  8. Red Sox with decisions to make in rotation

    AJ Mass

    While the Boston Red Sox await a ruling from the league regarding Brandon Workman's appeal of his six-game suspension for hitting Evan Longoria with a pitch, the team's pitching staff also awaits the return of a pair of injured starters. As Kyle B...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  9. Could Samardzija stay with Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    Maybe there's a chance the Chicago Cubs aren't going to trade away No. 1 starter Jeff Samardzija after all. That's the word on Waveland Avenue, as reported by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Multiple sources told Wittenmyer that the C...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  10. Brewers express confidence in Estrada

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, we wrote about the recent struggles of Milwaukee Brewers starter Marco Estrada and the possibility that his time in the team's rotation might soon be coming to an end, with the team perhaps looking to find an opening for Triple-A starte...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  11. Hunter coming back to O's?

    AJ Mass

    The Baltimore Orioles had to burn through six pitchers on Thursday after starter Chris Tillman got lit up for five runs on six hits and three walks in one inning of work. With a need for rested arms in the bullpen, there's a chance that Tommy Hunter ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  12. Has Butler's time arrived?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies have moved starter Franklin Morales to the bullpen, effective immediately. The decision should allow the team to promote prospect Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa to make his major league debut on Friday. Nick Groke of the Den...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Is Samardzija leaving Chicago this week?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, tagging starter Jeff Samardzija for eight earned runs in three innings and raising the pitcher's ERA from 1.68 to 2.54 in the process. Could that ignominious effort have been the last one for ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  14. Phillies to go with 1B platoon?

    AJ Mass

    Could Ryan Howard's days as a full-time starter be over? According to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, that very well may be the case, as the Philadelphia Phillies look to try and jump start an offense that has hit just .233 in May. L...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  15. Yet another Rangers starter out?

    AJ Mass

    Nothing seems to be going right for Ron Washington and the Texas Rangers these days. Still reeling from the loss of Prince Fielder, on Saturday the manager set into motion a new plan for his everyday lineup going forward -- one that returned Shin-Soo...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  16. Rangers rotation takes another hit

    AJ Mass

    The Texas Rangers had to go to the bullpen early on Tuesday night after starter Matt Harrison had to leave the contest with back stiffness after only 1 2/3 innings. The pitcher has been plagued by injuries of late, and missed most of 2013 following s...

    Blog | May 14, 2014