That translates to a -9.7 VORP. Only Ricky Nolasco is worse (-10.9) of all pitchers with at least 40 innings pitched (Andy Sonnanstine has the 6th worst VORP, -6.4).
When Joe Maddon was asked whether Kazmir’s job was on the line…well, let’s just say it wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement.
“We’re evaluating everything,” Maddon said. “Yesterday with [Kazmir], it was just unfortunate. We’ve been trying so many things to help him out, whether it’s physical, conversational, whatever you want to call it. It’s been very difficult. We’re just evaluating everything right now.”
We aren’t sure where Maddon can go. David Price is still limited to about 80 pitches. Wade Davis was strong in his last start, but mediocre prior to that. Carlos Hernandez also had a good outing last time through, but that was the exception more than the rule.
We honestly have no idea where Maddon is going to turn, but we do know, this team is not contending with two of the 10 worst starting pitchers in baseball.
Maddon to stick with Kazmir [MLB]