I voted yes, I think the front office is smart enough to manage his innings to last the whole year when you can use some combo of Austin Voth, Tyler Wells and Keegan Akin to pick up multiple innings if he's strictly limited to 4 innings per start in April, 5 in May and June, etc
I'll keep pointing out...given the opportunity to do it at AAA last year, they weren't able to control themselves. NOW, we're going to put him in the ML rotation, in a season we're supposed to be competing and hoping for the playoffs where you'll want him for big games and they are going to somehow be more disciplined with more exposure and more pressure.
I've advocated for him starting the season, but they've put themselves in a position where everything they've said simply can't happen. It's a numbers game and you can only put so many in the rotation at one time.
You can't just ask Elias about one guy. Ask him if he expects Gibson and Irwin and Kremer and Bradish and Wells and GRod and Means and Hall to be in the rotation. He can say "yes" but that doesn't make the math work.
I don't think "service time manipulation" has anything to do with this. You aren't just going to cut younger pitchers loose. I don't think there's an issue with getting closer to 150 innings, but disagree with Chris that "innings are innings". The effort and stress you use to complete those innings is different between MLs and MiLs.