The September call-ups are here and the Marlins could use the extra space on the roster to further boost their starting rotation. Would it be wise for the Miami Marlins' young rotation to be spread out between starts and therefore save innings, or does a six man rotation take away from the consistency of the starters? It could be an interesting use of the expanded September roster, if they chose to do it, let's take a look at how it will work.
There is a lot of upside to a six man rotation, especially when it comes to the young Marlins starting pitchers. Since both Eury Perez and Braxton Garrett are pitching more innings than they ever have, this could only help save the arms of the young Marlins' rotation. If Sandy Alcantara can still go on 5 days rest, the remaining pitchers can rotate in order and get lots of rest in between starts. I could easily see Skip and Kim Ng going for this approach.
Edward Cabrera should be one of the players called up and if he can perform as well as he did prior he could easily fill in as a 6th man in the rotation. If Cabrera is brought up, the Marlins rotation of Alcantara, Luzardo, Garrett, Cueto, Cabrera, and Perez will have a nice ring to it. Perhaps if they do that as well they will allow pitchers to go more than 90 innings, because they know their number of starts remaining is few.
I for one am for this, the only downside I can see to this set up would be having both Cueto and Cabrera as slotted starters could backfire. If the Marlins are serious about making the playoffs, which remains a question after the past month of games, having planned starts with Cueto and Cabrera wouldn't necessarily put them in the best position to win. The upside to the idea is of course the saved innings but also the potential for a few great starts from Cabrera and/or Cueto are not impossible, so lets see if it can happen!