Cubswin11 wrote:There were some questions if Adbert had an option or not, good to see he does have one. It’s obviously a sink or swim year for him but with a innings limit on him it’s nice to have the option for flexibility and may not be the worst thing to start him in Iowa or hold him back in Arizona or whatever. He’ll get his major league innings anyways. Or they can play the games with sending him up and down to keep the innings in line like the Dodgers do.
Yeah, you have to think he likely starts out at Iowa now. That's fine, because like you said we know he'll be up eventually, and he was never going to make close to 30 starts anyway. Iowa's a better option than long relief IMO.
If we assume Adbert at Iowa and Wick opening on the DL out of caution, I'd guess this is the opening day pen?
CL - Kimbrel
SU - Workman
SU - Chafin
MRP - Adam
MRP - Winkler
MRP - TBD Righty (Holder or Stock)
MRP - TBD Lefty (Ryan, Wieck, or Morgan)
LRP - Underwood or Fenter
Those TBD spots I think are going to be the revolving doors for guys with options. We'll see a lot of cycling but I'd think Holder and Ryan will be first up? We might see a 9th reliever, which would probably be an opportunity to stash another out of options guy for low leverage innings.