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Mariners designated RHP Yorman Bazardo for assignment.

 

Not a good idea. Bazardo has a better arm than half the pitchers on the Mariners' 40-man roster and just managed a 3.64 ERA as a 21-year-old in Double-A (he turned 22 in July). Bill Bavasi obviously didn't anticipate the roster crush when he added both Michael Garciaparra and potential lefty specialist Ryan Rowland-Smith to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 draft. Both are less valuable properties than Bazardo, as is Sean White, the right-hander Seattle took from the Braves in the Rule 5 draft. We can't imagine Bazardo making it through waivers.

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/basebal...ives/111124.asp

 

Did you remember this guy?

He was traded to Seattle in 2005 (we get Ron Villone)

 

Today, I saw him in Carribean Series through the gameday.

He was looking good. How about that he invite to Marlins spring camp?

 

 

(absurd question : Where is Tim Spoonybarger? :mischief2 )

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(from : rotoworld.com)

Mariners designated RHP Yorman Bazardo for assignment.

 

Not a good idea. Bazardo has a better arm than half the pitchers on the Mariners' 40-man roster and just managed a 3.64 ERA as a 21-year-old in Double-A (he turned 22 in July). Bill Bavasi obviously didn't anticipate the roster crush when he added both Michael Garciaparra and potential lefty specialist Ryan Rowland-Smith to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 draft. Both are less valuable properties than Bazardo, as is Sean White, the right-hander Seattle took from the Braves in the Rule 5 draft. We can't imagine Bazardo making it through waivers.

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/basebal...ives/111124.asp

 

Did you remember this guy?

He was traded to Seattle in 2005 (we get Ron Villone)

 

Today, I saw him in Carribean Series through the gameday.

He was looking good. How about that he invite to Marlins spring camp?

 

 

(absurd question : Where is Tim Spoonybarger? :mischief2 )

I believe he retired...don't think he recoverd from his TJ surgery or something. I think I asked the same question a year or so ago.

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I posted something about Bazardo on the minor league forum just a couple of minutes ago.

 

I hope we put a claim on Bazardo as he still has options remaining, he still only 22, has a good arm, we have space on the 40 man roster(even if we didn't hey release Reed, Abercrombie or something), and worse case scenario if he has no future with us we can later trade him or release him but I feel he can become a solid reliver in a year or 2.

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Having not seen him pitch for quite a while I can't really say one way or the other what value he might have, but if nothing else at only 22 and three stints (in two different organizations) in AA it might be worth throwing him to the wolves in Albuquerque and see what happens. He did have a respectable winter league so maybe there is something there that can be exploited under the right tutelage and he's over his elbow woes that sidelined him most of last season.

 

As the song goes, "if he can make it there, he can make it anywhere..." and with the number of guys working their way up from FSL and A ball and hoping for a roster spot in AA, if he can be anywhere near respectable in the PCL, he could be a callup mid-season (can you say Jeff Fulchino?), or if he has nothing to offer, out the door with little or no impact on the organization.

 

I have a feeling though the Marlins won't have a chance to pick him up, so desperate is the need for pitchng throughout baseball. If he's out there and the Nationals or DRays don't pick him up something is either wrong with him or the front offices in TB and DC.

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Having not seen him pitch for quite a while I can't really say one way or the other what value he might have, but if nothing else at only 22 and three stints (in two different organizations) in AA it might be worth throwing him to the wolves in Albuquerque and see what happens. He did have a respectable winter league so maybe there is something there that can be exploited under the right tutelage and he's over his elbow woes that sidelined him most of last season.

 

As the song goes, "if he can make it there, he can make it anywhere..." and with the number of guys working their way up from FSL and A ball and hoping for a roster spot in AA, if he can be anywhere near respectable in the PCL, he could be a callup mid-season (can you say Jeff Fulchino?), or if he has nothing to offer, out the door with little or no impact on the organization.

 

I have a feeling though the Marlins won't have a chance to pick him up, so desperate is the need for pitchng throughout baseball. If he's out there and the Nationals or DRays don't pick him up something is either wrong with him or the front offices in TB and DC.

 

 

look at those words dude, we know there is they are DC and TB :thumbup

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Tigers Add Another Power Arm

 

By Matt Meyers

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February 7, 2007 Print this article

 

 

The Deal

Power arms are never easy to find, and the Tigers added another when they sent minor league outfielder Jeff Frazier to the Mariners in exchange for righthanded reliever Yorman Bazardo.

The Big Leaguers

If all you have to do to be considered a big leaguer is appear in the big leagues, then Bazardo is a big leaguer. The 22-year-old was originally signed by the Marlins in 2000 out of Venezuela and the Marlins called him up for an emergency start against the Mets in 2005. He did not make it out of the second inning in his only major league appearance to date. Seattle removed Bazardo from the 40-man roster and designated him for assignment when they recently signed Jeff Weaver, which gave them 10 days to trade him before having to put him through waivers in order to return him to the minors. Bazardo has been pitching for Venezuela in the recently concluded Caribbean Series, which provided the Mariners with an opportunity to showcase his talents. Bazardo looked strong, flashing a fastball in low 90s with some late life. He was showing a good late-breaking curve as well, but his changeup has traditionally been his second best pitch. In 25 starts for Double-A San Antonio in 2006, Bazardo went 6-5, 3.64 with a 80-45 strikeout-walk ratio, 138 innings. The knock on Bazardo in the past is that his strikeout numbers have always been low for someone who has been clocked as high as 98 mph in his career. His move to Detroit will be the second time he has been traded in his career as Florida sent him to Seattle for lefthander Ron Villone in the summer of 2005.

The Prospects

After a strong start to his 2006 campaign, Frazier fizzled for high Class A Lakeland and finished with a line of .228/.279/.346. The 24-year-old was a third-round pick of the Tigers in 2004 out of Rutgers and possesses a solid combination of tools. He does not hit for the kind of power you would like to see from someone with the kind of athletic frame he has, but there is hope it will come on as he advances. His solid arm and average range make him a good fit in right field. Frazier's younger brother Todd is currently a junior at Rutgers and a top prospect for the 2007 draft. Jeff will likely play at the Mariners' new Southern League affiliate at Double-A West Tenn.

Quick Take

Bazardo has never dominated as his power arm would suggest he should, but his skill set is harder to find than Frazier's.

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