Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's A Slow Day

It's cold and overcast here and I'm basically using that as an excuse for me not being able to come up with something to write about today. So, I thought I'd throw out a question for you guys.

Barry Zito is starting tonight, and as the rotation has started to heat up in September, Zito is the lone starter who has not found his groove. As a result, there seems to be a lot of negativity and hate surrounding Zito. I'm not saying it's unwarranted hate, he hasn't looked good for over a month now, but a thought came into my mind.

When the Giants make the playoffs, and if they go with a 3-man playoff rotation, who are your 3 guys?

This is NOT if the season ended today. By the end of the season, when the playoffs come around, which 3 guys do you want starting for the Giants? I think it's an interesting question because despite Zito's struggles, both heads of 8thInningWeirdness would go with Lincecum, Cain, and Zito. But I have a feeling that many of you would choose Bumgarner, maybe Sanchez over Zito.

I think Lincecum and Cain are locks for everybody. If you don't have both of them in your lineup, I would really like you to explain yourself. So, the focus is on the 3rd starter. Personally, I go with Zito because of his postseason experience and because I still think he'll be our 3rd best option. Sanchez is the most erratic of all the Giants starters and by the time the playoffs roll around, Bumgarner might be worn out.

Anyway, leave your 3-man rotation in the comments section and explain why you chose those guys.


  1. Today, it's Lincecum, Cain, and Sanchez. I know Bochy will make sure Zito is there and I do think Sanchez could be nasty out of the pen.

    But I'm not confident in Zito at all right now.

  2. Gotta go with Lincecum, Sanchez and Cain. That threesome would be very unbeatable. I'd go with Bumgarner before Zito at this point.

  3. Lincecum and Cain as 1 and 3, with whichever lefty finishes out the season the strongest in the 2 spot. Looks like Sanchez as of now, but I could also see him pulling an Ankiel in the post-season. Bumgarner over Zito as next option, as of right now...

  4. Well you know Mychael, Zito's been here before. Lincecum is obvious. And Cain, because you just have to due to his consistency.

    Lincecum, Zito, Cain.

    You just cannot ruin the flow of which the pitchers are in. All year long, that's the way it has been. Let's keep them that way.

    /Bruce Jenkins'd

  5. I'd say that after tonight's start, I have much more confidence in Zito. And I wouldn't call Sanchez unbeatable. He's very inconsistent.

    Prattio, interesting that you'd pick Bumgarner over Zito. You wouldn't be worried about him tiring out?