Pitching Depth and Roster Building, Part 1: The Big Leagues and Triple-A

The rust, the rust everywhere.

It’s been a very long time since I wrote anything significant about baseball (or really, anything, but let’s not go there) mainly on account of the fact that the narrow niche where I feel I might contribute something that’s not what several others are saying is often related to minor league action and last year there was simply not anything to write about apart from “events” like the miniature draft.
Even the off-season has been achingly slow and I don’t just mean major league player movement but also the usual series of off-season minor league news, players acquired, players departing, players ranked, all suffered to some degree over the lack of an actual season last year. For example, with Spring Training less than two weeks away, we’re only now beginning to see an accumulation of prospect ranking that we can pour over and process.
So rather than begin the blogging season with a primary focus on such rankings I propose to discuss a topic about which we already have a good deal of raw information, though perhaps not all of it – the organizational starting pitching depth. Particularly at the upper …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation