Getting back on track. Here's another Diagnostic for 2006.
5: Will PositivePaul actually miss having Ryan Franklin in the rotation?
I've talked about my frustration with the Mariners during this past offseason in a couple of places over how they continued to hurt their chances of returning to the post-season by not adding some depth to their starting rotation. I also made my thoughts very clear that if Ryan Franklin were back with the M's, Bavasi should be canned.
Considering that failure to add depth to the rotation, I'm actually wondering if things will get so dire that I'll actually wish we'd've kept Spiroid Flyball. Obviously this Diagnostic is clear -- if the answer is "yes," then 2006 was a horrible, horrible season. If the answer is "no," then the season would be decent, if not good.