Dusty has strong words on Volquez, Cueto
I asked Dusty Baker after the game the obvious question:
Are Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto separating themselves from the rest of pitchers competing for the rotation?
"You want me to say it or are you going to say," Baker said. "They're pitching like they belong along side (Aaron) Harang and (Bronson) Arroyo in the rotation. They're dealing. They came in ready to pitch. They played Winter Ball so they're ahead, not so much with velocity but with command. That's what you need. They're pounding the strike zone. If you walk people, you have no chance. If you get behind people, you have little chance.
"We need them."
There you have it: If season started today, the rotation would be Harang, Arroyo, Cueto, Volquez and probably Josh Fogg.