Odd thoughts to share!

First I would like to thank the Rockies starting pitchers for pitching great over the last several games. Not ace like performances for sure (well maybe Moyer is an exception) but solid starts that allowed the team to pick up some games and more importantly some confidence.

Two, Scutaro has been taking some heat on this site, and just like Pooter with EY2, I am going to defend Scutaro for his performance so far. Sure he has made a couple errors, but so has that Gold Glover to his right. The hitting statistic is the one that is way over rated here, because although he is just above the Mendoza line he is taking terrific lead off at bats and still has a decent OBP for being in a slump. Bottom line Scutaro is going to great at second base in 2012!

Finally Edwar Cabrera pitched for the Tulsa Drillers last night and did not pitch a no hitter or even pick up the win – however his AA statistics so far are really good with one remarkable (maybe even unbelievable) exception:

Games: 4
Record: 2-1
ERA: 2.08
Innings: 26
Hits: 14
Runs: 6
Earned Runs: 6
Strikeouts: 22
Walks: 3
WHIP: .065
“this all looks great so far, but..”
Home Runs: 6
“Yup, all six of his runs have been gopher balls – ooch!!!”
HR/Hits%: 42.9%
Almost half the hits are over the wall.

Great starting pitcher prospect (Nicasio like AA numbers) if he can make some adjustments to correct that one minor(?) flaw.

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Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

I second everything you said about Scutaro.
I think all that clubhouse stuff is a bit over rated, but in this case a veteran who adds some fire to the team is invaluable.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

And I guess if you are going to give up six home runs, they should ideally all be solo shots!

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

I do like Scutaro and the patients he brings to the dish, the leadership and experience he brings to the club AND I do like him as the starter. I just simply wish EY Jr. was given a chance here and there to fill in for Scutaro at second base. If he performs well during his spot starts like Colvin has in center field then he could get more chances to start at the position in the future. You would… Read more »

Bob in WV
Bob in WV
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

We all love ya, Pooter. You’re just part of the RWO Lovefest. LOL

If you want to see the exact opposite of this site, go to pennlive.com/pennstatefootball, then click on the fan forum. What a bunch of idiots. That site used to be informative, now it’s just a bunch of trash talk with no substance. Too bad I have just as much addiction to the Nittany Lions as I do the Rox, or I wouldn’t know the site existed.

jaredean
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jaredean
8 years ago

all 6 were solo shots – very interesting…

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody
8 years ago

Gotta love that strikeout to walk ratio.

Anyone know what his repertoire consists of? As all of you RWO posters are serious baseball fans, you know that pure heat can get a prospect to AAA, but without good off-speed stuff he won’t make it in the Show.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

According to the scouting reports Edwar Cabrera has an outstanding changeup along with an above average (but not great) fastball. He led all of minor league baseball in 2011 in strikeouts while pitching at A (Asheville) and High A (Modesto). However Cabrera does not come with usual hype that pitchers like Friedrich and Matzek have seen.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
8 years ago

Things that make you go “hmmmmm:”

The Tigers released Brandon Inge today. Jus’ sayin.’

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

I was thinking the same thing, but it’s not the sort of thing the Rox would do.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

They did pick up Kouzmanoff last year and Blake in the offseason. This doesn’t seem that different. So I wouldn’t put it past them.

He’s not any good anymore.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Inge was awful last year, and just ordinary lousy the 4 years prior to that. He’s about to turn 35. He hasn’t actually had a good season since 2006.

So I guess what I’m saying is: yeah, he’s our best option right now for 3B.

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