Ryan Vogelsong: Replacement options if San Francisco Giants starting pitcher continues to falter

By Matthew Connolly
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Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Kyle Crick against the West during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The long shot: Kyle Crick 

I know, I know. He doesn’t occupy a spot on the 40-man roster, he fell well short of expectations in his first Double-A campaign, and he’s still just 22 years old.

But Kyle Crick is dealing. Through four starts for the Flying Squirrels this season, Crick boasts a 1.50 ERA and 27 strikeouts. And he’s only getting better:

Rushing Crick to the bigs probably isn’t the best course of action, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Speaking of not wanting to rush anyone back, let’s not forget about…

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