Monday, May 12, 2008

JVB demoted

Well, that was quick. After this afternoon's shelling, Van Benschoten's back on his way down to AAA to get in more work as a starter and an undetermined reliever who will almost certainly be named Jesse Chavez or Marino Salas will be taking his place on the roster. As I just said in the post below, I think the Pirates are making a mistake by keeping Van Benschoten in the rotation because I just don't see anything there, but they're apparently determined to try and get him to stick there. He'll probably put up decent-to-good numbers, but we've seen again and again that he just doesn't have it in him to get through the lineup twice in the bigs. Keeping him in the rotation anywhere is wasting people's time.