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Being named the Opening Day starter is an honor and while it proves you are the ace of the pitching staff, it’s relatively unimportant. Still, for some reason ,every Spring Training managers are bombarded with Opening Day questions.
Yovani Gallardo has been the Milwaukee Brewers’ Opening Day pitcher since 2010 when he replaced Jeff Suppan. But with Gallardo’s struggles last season, and the addition of Matt Garza to the ranks, he is no longer the clear-cut favorite to get the nod. Not to mention that the Brewers still have Kyle Lohse, who put together a fine year in 2013.
The only way I want to see Gallardo on the mound on Opening Day is if both Garza and Lohse are injured and therefore unable to pitch. Gallardo is the third-best pitcher on the roster. There’s no way he should be out there on March 31.
What do you think?