Why are there still 3 longmen on the team? Bennett has a WHIP of 2 with an miraculous ERA of .82. Carlyle has a WHIP of 1.8 (still sucks) but has a horrid ERA of 7.who cares. While Parr is fillining in for Campillio(5.40ERA, 2.7WHIP) and has a 4.5ERA and a 1.7 WHIP. Why carry three long men when Javy, JJ, and Lowe are all going to go 5-7 quality innings? Even if KK and JoJo stink up the place thats only two games that require long men a week.
If we had last years rotation i could see the need for three long men, but really none of them are guys i would trust 1 inning with the lead, or in a close game. These guys are just filler to get through bad games (Parr might have some potential as a trading chip). There are several short men (Valdez and Acosta) who are doing well who could serve the same roll without the massively high WHIPs and ERAs. Please note, I didn't say Medlan because I think highly of him as either a starter or releiver in the future. No need to rush a guy who is going round for round with Hanson the last year and a half to fill the back of the bullpen.