We've got guys who are capable of pitching 200 innings, which is something they've done in the past. I don't think we're asking anything that they can't do or haven't done. We've been healthy this spring, and that's good.
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It's not just one or two of us in the organization that feels this way about him. A lot of eyes were watching that Double-A Jacksonville team last year. Other teams feel the same way about him. Over the second half, he was just lights out. He's the total package.
We like what we've seen so far, and we're real excited to have him here. He knows how to pitch, and there is a place for that.
Right now he's pitching, he feels fine and he's bouncing back. We have to go on his past until he proves to us differently.
It's all speculation. They have set guidelines. The 65 pitches on the first round is probably a little advanced. We're in communication with their people. There's probably a little more intensity with the WBC than in exhibition games.
That will be a good test for him.
We're not asking anything that they haven't done before. Just to give us what should be a normal year. My biggest job is to get them back to what they do best.