There is talk that Joba might start the season in the bullpen. This would strickly be to keep his innings down and thus be available for the postseason.
I personally like the idea since it gives Hughes and Kennedy a chance to show what they can do before making Joba transition back to starter. If they turn out to be great starters then Joba can continue his apprenticeship under Mo. If we need the infusion of a dominant starter to the rotation in June, we don't have to trade for one. Seemingly, this is a win-win-win with the third "win" being the satisfaction I get from successfully orchestrating a compromise.