clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rob Neyer looks at the Marlins rotation

Rob Neyer gives his thoughts on the Marlins projected rotation.

You can read it here:

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Florida Marlins

What he alludes to is exactly right, for the Marlins starters to be successful has most everything to do with them remaining healthy. If they do, the Marlins will put up a formidable starting five. Personally, I'm not worried at all about Chris Volstad. Sure, right out of the gate, he may not have his sinker dialed in, but he showed last season he is starting to figure this pitching thing out.

For the most part Neyer's article is spot on. But this statement confuses me:

Can Johnson, Sanchez, Nolasco and Vazquez combine for more than 700 innings?

The four combined for 693 innings last season and JJ and Ricky didn't pitch for the last month of the season. Not to mention Javier kinda sucked and was sent to the bullpen. If the four can play all season or at least for the vast majority of it, yeah, 700 innings is pretty much a given.

Now can someone tell how we are going to score runs?