Rox Seek Pitching Better than Batting Practice

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The Rox are on track for all kinds of new lows for the record books in the pitching department.  Not only that, they are well on their way to the worst home record in franchise history starting off 0-2 against cellar dweller Friars.  The test will be coming very soon for the front office to make some changes (or not).  The available options while keeping the future pitchers down in the system for further development are David Hale, Eddie Butler, Shane Carle, Yohan Flande, Jeff Hoffman, Simon Castro, Carlos Estevez, Sam Moll, and Gonzalez Germen.  Find a blister or a pulled muscle and put everyone who are out of options on the DL.

My suggestion:  just go piggyback system and have all starters go four innings and the converted starters (to long relief) go three innings.  Let Boone Logan, Jake McGee, Miguel Castro, and Jason Motte take care of the last three innings.

Looks like a Sunday lineup with Tony Wolters behind the dish and Ben Paulsen subbing for Mark Reynolds.  Wolters has a great opportunity go show if he can upgrade game calling skills over Nick Hundley.

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sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Are you saying I should pick him up as a $1 FA in my fantasy league?

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Hey RMH – did you see Wolters catch that Loone Bogan Nuke Laloosh behind the head hit Dinger at the backstop pitch? Kid is a great athlete.

BTW – something I saw in ST, Milwaukee’s exceptional C Jonathan LuCroy shagging fly balls in the OF with his catcher’s mit.

If the BSCS had guts, they’d release Loone Bogan before this game is completed.

Gary
Gary
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

And Walt loves him.Uses him more than anyone it seems.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

RMH – Castro is GOOD! Unpolished – but big, big talent.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Here are my comments from another thread regarding Daniel Winkler’s unfortunate situation: sdcarp Today’s game. No one comes out well with this. It’s a career ender. I’m of the opinion many of these guys are rushed back (or rush themselves back) too quickly after TJ surgery. But on the surface, that doesn’t appear to be the case here. He pitched extremely limited innings last September. Then had the entire offseason and then a typical ST build period. He’s almost 2… Read more »

Gary
Gary
4 years ago

It was suggested here by some this winter that M.Latos would be a good pickup for the Rox. First start with ChiSox-6IP/1H/0 ER.Just sayin……

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Gary – it was stunning how little the White Sox had to pay Latos. 1 year, 3M. That’s less than we paid Qualls and Motte, both in years and $/per year. He also signed very, very late. That being said…..he’s supposed to be a Clubhouse enigma at best, a total distraction and disrupter at worst. He’s a good fit for a team with several very strong, veteran pitchers that control the clubhouse (not quite sure the CWS fit this, but… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Why Monfort won’t allow the “Astros Model” full rebuild to happen:

http://jeffschultz.blog.myajc.com/2016/04/10/braves-0-5-are-a-minor-league-product-in-a-major-league-season/

I know I tend to be dismissive of the “try to maintain a borderline competitive team” Rockies model, but there are real business concerns here. The Braves, waiting for a new stadium, were willing to take the hit. Most clubs, including the Royals in their long down period, aren’t.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Ag’s pet peeve of 2016, Early Season Edition: Why Do We Need to See Christhian Adames on the field nearly every game? I kind of like him, I’ve talked him up as a cheapo utility infielder prospect before. But the kid is coming into games early (double switches and all that) as well as PINCH HITTING yesterday. Something’s wrong with your roster management if he’s being used as a pinch hitter (1) prior to extra innings; (2) other than in… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
4 years ago

Yesterday Drew Goodman was talking about the speed at which Bettis and Chatwood work and how it is a personality thing and does not work for everyone (DLR, Lyles). There should not be anyone on the pitching staff that does not work fast. Slow moving nibblers do not work in Colorado. Pitchers need to be brought up working fast, short memory. If they are not able to pitch like that then deal them.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

Pooter – my wife and I were 50/50 on going Saturday night vs. Sunday afternoon. The weather forecast seemed a little foreboding for Sunday, so we chose Saturday. In hindsight – obviously a bad decision. Anyway, I watched the 2nd half of yesterday’s game on TV. My wife came in at some point and asked how the Rockies were doing. I said “great,” much better than Saturday night. She said “figures” and then said (unprompted) “I’m never going to another… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

The dreaded Giants are about to roll into LoDo. The good news is that we’ll miss MadBum and Cueto. The bad news is that the Giants are a bit of an offensive juggernaut at the moment. They’ve hit the 2nd most HR’s in baseball (behind the Rox + Story), and actually have 10 more RBIs than the Rox. Panik, Crawford, and Duffy are all looking legit and Brandon Belt – who has previously shown glimpses of being exceptional – seems… Read more »

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