Arenado Watch

Arenado is tearing it up at the springs with an OPS of 1.397 – which even for the PCL is exceptional.

On the other hand Nelson has shown no power and a rag doll arm.

He’s had a tough time reaching first and that bad throw home against SF cost us a game. I think Helton has saved him at least 3 errors on balls in the dirt which were NOT rushed throws. Just an inaccurate arm…

So, I think it’s only a matter of time and the Rox should be looking to see what we can get for Nelson.

I forget the exact date when a player can come up without it counting as a year towards his service?

I believe someone said May? Unless something changes drastically he should be our starting 3B on that day.

Thoughts?

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Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Thanks for the update — Arenado 2 hits today, including a double. And yes, Nelson’s days are numbered. No options left, but not realistically any trade value either. He’s had brief moments, but I think it’s time to cut our losses and move on in a few weeks here.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

other minors: Tulsa, Matzek puts up what we’re used to — 4.2 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 6 K, couldn’t make it through 5 for the win given the high pitch count. Modesto: Tyler Anderson, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K; David Kandilas 1 H, 1 R, SB (5).

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

This was recently discussed with a well known scout. The time table was 4-6 weeks and that was about a week to 10 days ago. I know many believe Arenado is the future and Nelson is not. That may or may not be accurate.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Trade him now for best pitcher you can get.

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Disagree. I’m becoming more and more convinced the Rox should draft the best offensive players available in the first 10 or so rounds. Focus on offense and the Pen, and pull together 5 journeyman tough minded (and smart) SPers with a goal of an ERA of 4.5-5.0. The blueprint for success in Denver will be different than everywhere else.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Yeah unless you are getting Verlander or Kershaw(well known established big league pitchers) I don’t think you can trade for young pitchers. Too much of a guessing game for the Rox. Would rather see them keep their hitters and try and develop a few starters and fill out the rotation with solid #4 type guys. Similiar to what you are saying sdcarp. I’m too skeptical after the Pomeranz thing, I mean he was a can’t miss guy and he hasn’t… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Cameo

I don’t think you need to cite the 2 best pitchers in the majors for this to be a realistic option. Obviously 2 contending teams won’t part with their studs, not to mention who knows if we can afford them. But how about a David Price type? Someone relatively young. When your offense is already one of the top 3 or 4 in baseball do you need to hold onto all the talent? This can go either way, trade someone… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Someone to replace Nicasio (BTW – I agree with your analysis of the current 5 SP) could be Ted Lilly. Dodgers may be forced to release him. His contract is much higher than what the Rox normally pickup, but he’s a crafty veteran.

Just to clarify – I’m not advocating taking the strategy I’m suggesting to an extreme – aka – Jamie Moyer. That’s too old and grandmother-like “crafty.”

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

We don’t need to make a move other than cutting Nelson. Bring up Arenado and our offense is that much better, even better than the 2007 line up. Then bring up Pom and Chatwood when ready to bolster the pitching staff.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

Yeah Verlander and Kershaw weren’t the best examples there Prog, by my point was the same. I was just saying that the Rox need to get established big league pitchers that are true #2 or #3 type pitchers. Maybe not the #1 type that my example says. But imo, it is too risky to trade for a minor league pitcher with loads of talent or even a guy that is barely breaking into the bigs. Just too gunshy of that… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago
Reply to  Cameo

Too risky to trade for starting pitcher period; they will last one or two seasons at most.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Just too many damn infielders. I have cooled on my anger about Brignac as I am coming around to believe his LH bat is handy, even though his numbers aren’t reflecting it yet he seems to be driving the ball pretty hard. A few loud outs. I like Pacheco too, but feel he is fine just playing as Helton’s back up. I no longer need to see him at 3rd like I did before we had so many IFs on… Read more »

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Another strong night for Arenado, and for most of the Sky Sox batters. He’s definitely coming.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  elrodvt

I am starting to move away from the Nelson camp (was I the only 1?). Lets see if Nelly shows some power on this homestand. If not it is time.

Doctor_Christopher
Doctor_Christopher
7 years ago

Strolling through the site tonight and felt it was time to come back to this question. The offense is struggling and the next 10 days will be tough with games in places the team has not traditionally fared well in. Assuming that Chacin will only miss 2 starts total the team has already won one of those. We know Francis is struggling as is Nicasio (though with more positives even in his struggles). The pen is both tired and still… Read more »

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