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german hasnt given up a run yet and threw two beautiful innings today with a 96 mile an hour fastball and a sick 90 miles an hour splitter. he is exactly like benitez and i think that he is a better option than herges or borowski. but i think with jow in the 7th matt in the 8th and franklyn inn the 9th would be great.....agree?

 

sorry guys i meant fenklyn german for closer

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A lot of players can hit a 96 mph fastball. I think we stick with JoBo because he's proved himself before and we seem to have success with the down and out closers that were kicked out of other places (Jones and Benitez)

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He's the most promising young arm in the pen. Not only does he throw high 90's, but he has good late movement on his fastball. Now if he can only get better control of it. He certainly seems to have the disposition to be closer.

 

I'd have more confidence with German, even given his wildness, than Borowski.

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I'd like to see Resop brought back up and Messenger sent down.

 

that won't exactly solve our problems. Resop will help eventually but not now. I'd prefer to see him get some work in at AAA to save us some service time, which is what they're doing. Can't make pop happy though.

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I am hoping and would like to see the following rotation/bullpen for the start of the 2007 season

 

Rotation

Dontrelle Willis

Anibal Sanchez

Scott Olsen

Yusmeiro Petit

Renyel Pinto - this one is a shocker but Pinto has better stuff than Johnson/Vargas and just as good if not better stuff than Olsen. Now the big "IF" is control, if he doesn't improve then Johnson/Vargas takes his spot in the rotation

 

Bullpen

Carlos Martinez- closer if healthy

Josh Johnson- set-up

Jason Vargas- lefty set-up

Chris Resop

Franklyn German

Taylor Tankersley

Ricky Nolasco

 

-In the case that Renyel Pinto still can't throw strikes by then Jason Vargas/Josh Johnson take his spot in the rotation and to the bullpen goes one of Logan Kensing/Harvey Garcia/Jesus Delgado/Jose Garcia/Sergio Mitre

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I'd like to see Resop brought back up and Messenger sent down.

 

that won't exactly solve our problems. Resop will help eventually but not now. I'd prefer to see him get some work in at AAA to save us some service time, which is what they're doing. Can't make pop happy though.

 

Actually pop is ok with AAA....Resop needs some work on his consistency....he has had the flu and threw the other night with a 101 temperature....could have been the reason he gave up 4 hits....on 2 broken bats....no excuses being given....

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I'd like to see Resop brought back up and Messenger sent down.

 

that won't exactly solve our problems. Resop will help eventually but not now. I'd prefer to see him get some work in at AAA to save us some service time, which is what they're doing. Can't make pop happy though.

 

Actually pop is ok with AAA....Resop needs some work on his consistency....he has had the flu and threw the other night with a 101 temperature....could have been the reason he gave up 4 hits....on 2 broken bats....no excuses being given....

damn...that's a pretty good excuse as excuses go and definitely had some affect on his ability to focus and perform physically. I also suggested that he stay in AAA for a bit is because he's still quite green to pitching pro ball even though his stuff and demeanor are unquestioned. Management certainly projects him as at least a very good setup man for the near future.

 

Chris bounced back yesterday with a save and 2 scoreless innings (1HA).

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German looked good in his 2 IP yesterday. Has to make sure he's ot the walks under control, but otherwise I think he'll probably get a shot at closing sometime this season.

 

Borowski's 2-for-2 so far though, & yeah I know he's not a sexy choice... but I think he deserves the chance for a little while.

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I'd like to see Resop brought back up and Messenger sent down.

 

To be fair, it's not like Messenger has screwed up yet.

 

True. 1 inning pitched with no runs allowed.

 

He just didn't look very sharp during the spring and was shaky in Albuquerque. It's only a matter of time until he gets shelled. Hopefully he'll turn it around, although I'd prefer to see him demonstrate it in AAA first.

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