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Kris Benson discussion thread

I'm putting a disclaimer at the top here: I know Benson has only had two starts.  I know that is a ridiculously small sample size.  I still want to discuss them.

It seems that Benson is doing unexpectedly well so far, despite the whirlwind of divorce/no-divorce rumors, moving from AL to NL, and moving from a pitcher's paradise to a hitter's park.  Both of his first two starts were well above average, even if he took a tough-luck loss the first time out.

When we traded for Benson, I figured A) He'd be better than Ponson, B) He provided a convenient way to rid ourselves of Julio and C) He was somewhat of a veteran compared to our younger staff.  But I didn't expect him to be an anchor or a stopper like the FO was billing him, and like he has been in this very young season.

So what does everyone think?  Is this a good sign of things to come?  Is Benson a textbook case of unfulfilled potential that Mazzone can bring to the fore?  Or is this just two starts that we shouldn't read very much into at all?

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