March 2, 2014. Published by Keith Gendron
As reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN on twitter, “(Terry)Collins very blunt: Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan,”would probably be the two leading guys right now” for the fifth starter spot.
So is this Collins observing Jenrry Mejia acting too confident in being the lead candidate? Or has Sandy already imposed his desire to have Mejia in the bullpen. I know there aren’t many sure things in the bullpen this year and so, I can understand that reasoning. So I guess we shouldn’t be surprised if we see Mejia pitching in back to back appearances this spring to see how his troublesome elbow reacts to the life of a reliever as well.