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Fortunes of Floyd, Bucktrot Change

Keith Bucktrot

As Phillies players and prospects reported to Clearwater this past spring, things looked wonderful for Gavin Floyd. Meanwhile, things looked questionable for Keith Bucktrot. Now, fast forward to the present day and there are question marks surrounding Floyd, while Bucktrot has dismissed some of the question marks surrounding him.

One of the off-season debates was how to fit Gavin Floyd into the Phillies starting rotation. There were debates about whether he should replace Cory Lidle or possibly, even Vicente Padilla. As it turned out, he did replace Padilla, at least temporarily, as Padilla started the season on the disabled list. In Floyd's first start, he was simply awe inspiring. Floyd held the hot hitting St. Louis... Recommended Stories

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