So the meeting between Yost, his staff and Melvin which was mentioned early in the week will center around spots 3-5 in the rotation, according to Yost (as quoted in JSOnline). (I don't really believe that's all they'll discuss, but that's what Ned would admit to). Yost said Parra would stick in the rotation, which isn't that surprising given the fact that he settled down after a shaky start the other night, which puts him ahead of Bush and Villy's most recent outings. But it also probably reflects the fact that there just aren't enough alternatives available to replace 3 starters, so one of the 3-5 guys (at least) has to stick.
There's been talk of giving McClung a shot in the rotation to see how he does, and it's hard to argue with that idea given the 6+ ERAs Bush and Villy are currently touting. (Though personally it's my opinion that he's been effective enough in the bullpen that it's a shame to pull him out). Defelice got lit up in his last start at AAA, but has otherwise been decent in Nashville, and given our pitching woes it's hard to imagine that Jeff Weaver won't be brought up sometime before the June deadline in his contract. Are there any other alternatives in the system, because none of the three alternatives I've seen knowledgable people discuss have me all that excited, though the performance of Villy and Bush has been bad enough it's hard to argue against giving them a shot.