"He (Loney) certainly can't be any worse than Bills."
Oh yes, he certainly can. Purdue tried him as a starter and didn't like the result and converted him into the pen. Then the Dodgers thought they could turn him into a starter, and also didn't like the result and converted him back into the pen. I'm going to go on a limb here and suggest that perhaps he's best suited in the pen?
"who should be our number 5 starter until we get De La Rosa back? "
Bills. We have no one better.
***We all know that Bills seems to be OK most of the time through the fourth inning, and then falls apart after that.***
No, we don't all know that. That is a misconception. Billingsley is just as bad early in the game as often as he is not. As shown in a different thread, Billingsley's worst inning by far is the 2nd. That shouldn't give anyone any more confidence in Billingsley in short stints from the bullpen tha they have when he's starting.
***When we first brought Lindblom up, he was a starter.***
No, he wasn't. Lindblom has never started a game in the major leagues. In fact, he hasn't started any game since early 2010 and hasn't been a full time starter since his first professional season in 2009 in Single-A.
***Until we get De La Rosa back, why not try swapping Lindblom and Bills, and try Lindblom as a starter.***
Because you just don't pull a pitcher who's been a reliever for the last two-plus seasons and stick him in the rotation. That's ludicrous. He wouldn't get past the third or fourth inning.
***He certainly can't be any worse than Bills.***
Heh... That just shows exactly how little you really think about what you propose.
Kinda like suggesting trading for Jordan Pacheco would offer any kind of significant upgrade at all.
Stop and think about what you propose before you propose it. Might make you proposals a little more reasonable and credible.
"Stop and think about what you propose before you propose it. Might make you proposals a little more reasonable and credible.
Not only will he not do that, but his response will be to double down on his argument and insist that he is right.