Early Guesses At The Colorado Rockies’ 2016 Starting Rotation

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Aug 5, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Y. Flande (58) pitches in the eleventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Mariners 7-5 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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Yohan Flande

There’s no secret out there, I love me some Yohan Flande.

But he shouldn’t be starting games for the Rockies, and the only reason he has over the last two years is because the rotation has completely crumbled around Walt Weiss.

Weiss, then, is forced to turn to the lefty who is best suited for long relief. And, in 2016, long relief is what Flande ought to be doing.

If he goes back in the rotation in 2016, something went very, very wrong again for Colorado — but if he stays as the team’s long reliever, he can exploit some of his strengths and be a really valuable member of an often-taxed Rockies bullpen.

Kyle Kendrick

No. Just, no. If the Rockies re-sign him… there’s no way, right? Right? Guys? GUYS?! GUYS???

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