Friday, May 02, 2008

The end of one experiment, the beginning of another

Even though Matt Morris has been gone for a couple of days now, we're officially kicking off the post-Morris era tonight when Phil Dumatrait makes his first start. I hope you're not expecting a huge improvement, because I don't think Dumatrait's the one to bring it. His early-season ERA out of the pen is quite nice, but nothing else about his peripherals are and if a move to the rotation's going to do anything, it's going to accentuate those weaknesses. This is a stopgap solution at the absolute best. Of course, if you pencil in Brad Lincoln as the next potential major league starter in the organization, it's a much larger gap than any of us would like it to be.