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SongInTheAir

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Tarpley throws A LOT of pitches that aren't strikes. Wasn't the new narrative "we want pitchers who throw strikes" or something. Cheap Jeter knows strikes are more expensive.
 

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Pretty sure Brian Moran is actually better than Stephen Tarpley. I mean, grand scheme nothing about this trade matters, but I do think the Marlins got ever so slightly worse by (basically) swapping Moran for Tarpley.


(Unless they plan on using Tarpley as a starter, which is something Moran could not have done.)
 

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I do think we could use one more starter candidate to offset losing Richards and Cy Gallen. I wonder if that's what the Marlins see in Tarpley.
 

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Pretty sure Brian Moran is actually better than Stephen Tarpley. I mean, grand scheme nothing about this trade matters, but I do think the Marlins got ever so slightly worse by (basically) swapping Moran for Tarpley.


(Unless they plan on using Tarpley as a starter, which is something Moran could not have done.)
Even if you think Moran is better (which I don’t), Tarpley is 4 years younger and has a higher ceiling. I’ll take that side of the flip all day
 

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I didn't agree with keeping Moran on the roster this far, considering some of the other pitchers lost to waivers in recent moves. That said there's a decent chance he could remain with the organization, doubt many team will be willing to give up a spot for him this close to spring training.
 

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Former Yankee execs in our front office may know Tarpley well, could be a reason for the acquisition also. They may feel he's better than what he's shown in MLB so far.
8.6 K/9 rate in the minors, with a 1.18 WHIP in parts of seven seasons. Far better than the 5.96 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in a small major league sample size. Time will tell.
 

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Are Steve and Tarp Lee brothers, by the way? If not, what is Steve's last name? I know Tarp's is Lee, but why aren't they telling us Steve's?
 

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As a LOOGY, Moran was not a bad choice. But the rule was changed. Moran's slow pitching velocity wouldn't effective enough, FO thought.
 

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