So, 3 good starts, then one bad start, and Dustin McGowan is moved to the bullpen.
I really don't understand the impatience that our front office is showing. What happens after tonight if J.A. Happ has a bad start? We replace him in the rotation too?
My line is always that us fans are supposed to be impatient, we judge guys on 3 at bats, 2 innings of relief and figure we know all. GMs, managers...they can't work that way. They have to take a longer view. We spend two months building Dustin up to be a starter and then move him into the pen after a terrible start? What they are telling us is they don't trust in their decisions. If you think of yourself as a baseball mind and you think player X should be a starting pitcher, you shouldn't be convinced you are wrong so quickly. Trust yourself, your coaches, your scouts. Trust you know what you are doing. Because if you tell everyone you don't know what you are doing, you are telling people you don't know how to do your job.
Anyway, no word on who will take McGowan's spot in the rotation. Stroman? Nolin? Hendricks? Minor Leaguer?
Update: It won't be Nolin:
ROSTER MOVE: #Bisons place LHP SEAN NOLIN on the disabled list with a left groin strain, retro to 5/14. #BlueJays http://t.co/AJud2UEXbV— Buffalo Bisons (@BuffaloBisons) May 15, 2014
More updates: It seems like Dustin was happy with the decision to move to the bullpen, so I take a lot of the above back...
McGowan says decision to take him out of the rotation was necessary. He wasn't recovering well between starts. #Bluejays #Jays— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) May 15, 2014