Torre seems frustrated with lack of pitching

He wasn’t visibly agitated, but reading between the lines of what he said this morning, it is beginning to dawn on Joe that this situation is pretty dire after the front four in the rotation. No one seems to want to jump up and take that fifth spot.
“Not yet,” Joe said. “We still have a lot of bodies here, and we’re trying to figure out roles. Obviously, we didn’t help ourselves in that third inning over in Phoenix yesterday. Probably this next go-round, if not already, a lot of these guys are sensing that decisions have to be made. It’s the human element.”
Yesterday, one day after saying the club might have to look at Jeff Weaver and James McDonald for the role if no one stepped up, he said Weaver isn’t a candidate for a starting role — he said it after Jeff faced four batters in that aforementioned third inning, all of four of them reached and scored.
Then, this morning, Joe talked about McDonald, although it was tough to discern from what he said whether James has a good chance or not much chance at all.
“I’m not saying he will be our number-five starter, but first off, the kid has to make the club,” Torre said. “Am I questioning his ability? No. But the thing I have to answer is, will he get enough work here to have it make sense? We think really highly of him, and he did show us in the postseason he can handle the heat.”