How would you assemble your Braves starting rotation?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
April 16, 2019 - 1:29 pm

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The Atlanta Braves starting rotation has been a work in progress. Between injuries with Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) and evaluating the young arms, it's been a shuttle service back-and-forth from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves have played 15 games in which they've used six starters. 

With Folty returning, Sean Newcomb optioned to the minors, the inconsistency of Julio Teheran and the stellar start for Max Fried, who would make up your ideal starting five?

Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael both agree with their No. 1: Mike Foltynewicz. 

They have the same five guys in their rotation with only one slight difference:

 

Andy Bunker                     Randy McMichael

Mike Foltynewicz                Mike Foltynewicz

Kevin Gausman                   Max Fried

Max Fried                            Kevin Gausman

Touki Toussaint                   Touki Toussaint

Julio Teheran                       Julio Teheran

 

Neither guy had Kyle Wright, who has started three games this season, as a part of the rotation. They do agree that Wright could be a fit in the bullpen.

"Isn't the most important thing to win?" Randy asks when it comes to guys being relegated to the bullpen. "Do these kids give you an opportunity to win? Can they steal you two innings...why can't you see if that works instead of the Gwinnett shuffle going back-and-forth."