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Erick

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It's pretty concerning that the our new front office apparently thinks this guy is good enough to draft in the Rule V and keep on the roster all year. 

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31 minutes ago, Erick said:

It's pretty concerning that the our new front office apparently thinks this guy is good enough to draft in the Rule V and keep on the roster all year. 

This isn't how it works. They need to pick guys like this and then give them the whole year to verify if he's worth keeping. They don't know when they draft these guys if they'll be good or not. The whole point is to take a gamble on an underused minor leaguer. It doesn't always work out. 

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12 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

This isn't how it works. They need to pick guys like this and then give them the whole year to verify if he's worth keeping. They don't know when they draft these guys if they'll be good or not. The whole point is to take a gamble on an underused minor leaguer. It doesn't always work out. 

The point is he doesn’t have a plus pitch from what I can see. 

These guys are scouted before they’re taken in the Rule V.

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4 hours ago, Erick said:

The point is he doesn’t have a plus pitch from what I can see. 

These guys are scouted before they’re taken in the Rule V.

The point is he is 22. and he isn't without positives. There are many 22 year olds we could put into our starting rotation or hell our bullpen and be terrible, but in 2 years are great. We are leaving him in the show so that he can be in our organization long term. He could be worse and he would still be in the show. The perspective is when he goes down to lower leagues next year he will learn how to pitch. essential we are trading for a bad 22 year season to have him in our organization going forward.

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50 minutes ago, 97marlin said:

The point is he is 22. and he isn't without positives. There are many 22 year olds we could put into our starting rotation or hell our bullpen and be terrible, but in 2 years are great. We are leaving him in the show so that he can be in our organization long term. He could be worse and he would still be in the show. The perspective is when he goes down to lower leagues next year he will learn how to pitch. essential we are trading for a bad 22 year season to have him in our organization going forward.

Is he suddenly going to learn to throw more than 90 mph? 

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1 hour ago, Erick said:

Is he suddenly going to learn to throw more than 90 mph? 

I didn't realize his stuff was that bad. He is still 22?

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1 hour ago, 97marlin said:

I didn't realize his stuff was that bad. He is still 22?

So are a lot of guys in the minor leagues...doesn’t mean they’re good. 

I get the “it’s a lost season so we have nothing to lose” argument, but my point is that we’re wasting our time with a guy who has limited potential.

Anyone who’s watched him pitch this year knows he’s nothing special, and it has nothing to do with his results.

For example, Tayron Guerrero isn’t good either, but he’s a guy who’s at least shown flashes. Age is rather irrelevant without context.

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