Rays Rotation: Matt Moore To Start Game One

Matt Moore has started one game in his major-league career. Matt Moore is starting the first game of the American League Division Series for the Tampa Bay Rays. From the St. Petersburg Times:

Rays name Moore and Shields to start Games 1 and 2

I wonder if the Rays can hire Jason Tyner to push the wheelbarrow that holds Joe Maddon's ... well, you know.

Moore is one of the best prospects in the game, and, according to Kevin Goldstein, has some of the easiest upper-90s velocity in the game. Still, he's only made one start in the majors.

There is a little bit of a precedent, though not quite on this scale. Maddon used David Price in a key relief role in 2008 after just 14 innings in the majors. It's not quite the same as starting a game, but this sort of young trust has worked before

James Shields will start Game Two, which is just swell, but Matt Moore! It's just so crazy, it might work. Or be a total debacle that causes Moore to break down, reemerge as a hitter, and someday post a .300ish OBP for the Royals. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

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