For my first real post in ages — though yes, that was me in the game thread last night — I’d like to discuss Mr. Mateo. Anybody else think he might be a decent option in the starting rotation? He’s been pitching longer outings this season, averaging two innings per appearance and has now pitched 3+ innings twice. Obviously he’d need a bit of time to build up the arm strength to pitch 5+ innings, but he’s probably not all that far away. From a repertoire standpoint, it’s not as if he’s getting the job done with just two pitches, so he could probably hack it as a starter. For a similar pitcher who made the switch effectively, check out Carlos Silva (reliever with the Phillies, became a starter with the Twins last year). Anyway, just a thought as I see our starters have a collective 5.63 ERA.