"Lou Piniella announced Thursday that Sean Marshall will be the Cubs'
fifth starter to begin the year, getting the nod over Aaron Heilman,
who'll be in the team's bullpen. The big lefty posted a 3.86 ERA and a
1.27 WHIP mostly out of Chicago's bullpen last season."
Wow. Aaron Heilman just can't catch a break. Forced into the bullpen
for three years with the Mets, despite proving (to me) that he can
start. IN 2006, he actually got the chance to compete for a starting
role, against Brian Bannister. He posted a sick 1.59 ERA, striking
out 14 and walking only one. He lost.
This year, competing against Sean Marshall, he has compiled a 1.32
ERA, with 16 strikeouts and 4 walks in 13 innings. He lost. Someone,
please tell me what this guy has to do to win a freaking starting job.
The Mets will take him back!!! We're stuck with Livan Hernandez!!!