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    • Who should be the second starter?
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  • 2/23/13
  • FromTheRedSeats

Marcum or Harvey?

I say Harvey. Let's stop babying our young players and give them a challenge. Harvey is up for it too. Since he said he wants to win 20 and pitch 200.

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  • 2/23/13
  • Kranesback
Maybe Neise.
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  • 2/23/13
  • njmets80

If it was me I'd go
Santana 88-90mph L
Marcum86-88mph R
Harvey 95-97mph R
Niese 90-91mph L
Gee 89-91mph R

I don't wanna see Marcum & Gee together since only Harvey is a power pitcher
Marcum throwing 85-88 w/ a lot of offspeed
next day comes Harvey throwin gas
then Niese to break up Harvey & Gee
Gee would benefit by not having to face a team after facing Harvey

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  • 2/23/13
  • FromTheRedSeats
No. Niese is 3. Nothing more, nothing less.
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  • 2/23/13
  • FromTheRedSeats
That's actually a good idea.
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  • 2/23/13
  • Oldfan

<<"No. Niese is 3. Nothing more, nothing less"

You might be right, but at this point, he's better than Santana, Marcum and Gee.

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  • 2/23/13
  • njmets80
ty, hopefully my theory works out
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  • 2/23/13
  • njmets80
I'm assuming Santana will be healthy when I had mine up
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  • 2/23/13
  • FromTheRedSeats
Him and Marcum are pretty even. Niese is still young and has the upside to be a number two. I hope this is the year.
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  • 2/23/13
  • GoMets6986
They want to split up Santana and Niese so it has to be a right as the #2. I'd go with Harvey over Marcum.
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  • 2/23/13
  • bmcneely
It likely will be Marcrum till the ASB then when he is traded Harvey will slide into the 2 spot.
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  • 2/23/13
  • danthemetfan

You are close. The rotation will be (or the plan is if everyone is ready to go):

Santana
Marcum
Neise
Harvey
Gee

Your thinking is correct. You want to split the lefties, and you don't want Marcum and Gee back to back. Harvey is 4 because as a high fastball pitcher, he is totally different than Gee, and will benefit following Neise's curve, while Gee will benefit as a total change of pace. Should Santana not be ready to start the season, it will be interesting if Marcum or Neise get the #1. I think in that sense Neise will go first, and then be Marcum, Harvey, Gee, whomever...

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  • 2/23/13
  • TheGMan47
The two lefties have to be split up and Marcum and Gee have to be split up because they are so similar.
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  • 2/23/13
  • njmets80
I just think Gee benefits more if Niese is slotted in between Harvey & him. easier for hitters to go from seeing 96 to 90 the next day that's why I'd put Harvey 3 Niese 4 as a better contrast. Marcum to Harvey will cause a lot of swing & misses then a lefty then Gee
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  • 2/23/13
  • nym698641
If Santana is not ready for opening day I see Niese starting.
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  • 2/23/13
  • bonillasonlyfan
Niese. 2 leftys in a row isnt a big deal.
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  • 2/24/13
  • stearnsy12
a more apt question would be who's our first starter?
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  • 2/24/13
  • oceans48
In no Johan, which I think is possible for opening day:
Niese
Marcum
Harvey
Santana
Gee
This splits everyone up nicely.
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