So who's coming up in the coming weeks?
I'd love to see Kelly, Liriano, and Gyorko all get a look. Looks like Cashner and Bass will be back soon, hopefully they can finish strong going in to next year with 4 more big league starts apiece.
will 15-20 AB's each give you much of a look?
I was thinking more like 50 - 100, getting 15-20 starts. I think there's room for Gyorko and Liriano at 2nd and right.
Not with the intention of them coming onto the team next year, but with the intention of getting them a feel for the league, if we need them next year in the event of a Hundley or an injury.
Interesting, NC Times discusses roster issues and service time, we may not see either of them.
OK 15-20 was probably low but unless Bud and Byrnes decide to sit Venable and Forsythe/Amarista I don't see Liariano or Gyorko getting 100 AB's - that's amost a full time gig -....
Few call ups get that kind of playing time - they typically get a taste of the routine - some playing time - the speed of the game at this level and then make their mark if they can the following ST...
Alonso got 29 AB's his first call up - isn't that about typical?
I'l like to see more of Amarista in CF, and Forsythe at short.
That will take away abs from Maybin and Everth, who I think are on the team next year and have some major work to do over the winter.
I do not see Amarista being able to handle CF
I think Bud has a "mandate" (perhaps self-imposed) to win as many games as he can in what's left of the season to build some kind/any kind of excitement about this team - a nice finish would go a long way on building some momentum with the fans - Headley finishing with 25+ HR's would be major and if by some stretch of the imagination CQ can get near 20 (missing nearly 2 months) and if Alonso can get to 40 Doubles in his rookie year - and we win games or are competitive at least the new owners will be pretty happy with the existing guys running the org
Does sitting Maybin and Everth more often hurt those chances?
But yeah, 100 would be an extreme that's not going to happen, but 50 is realistice, 10-15 starts or so.
well you wouldn't think so BUT this is Bud Black who has trotted Venable out there damm near every day for how many years? The same Bud Black who played Kouz all the way down to .108.... LOL
I don't know Tyler - I think I am just tired of watching teams made up of players not ready or who will never be ready and so I can't get excited about bringing up a couple of guys and throwing them out there every day
Maybe it's the thing to do to get them prepared and if they do it I will be fine - I'd prefer to see Maybin continuing to fight his way through this but maybe that's a lost cause this year and sitting him down would wake his aszzz up -
I'll let the baseball braintrust make the decision and be fine with whatever they do -
Like Grandal (and our entire bullpen) this year, they could be called on next year. I think a little bit of time will help ease that possible transition.
Here's an interesting name to try and acquire..
Mike Adams, I'd love to see him back, GAS.
Remind me to come in here and recommend benching Maybin & Cabby before every game.
7 hits between the two so far.
kind of a risk to his confidence isn't it?
from the chatter on here, he's a slow starter who needs time to make adjustments. i'm not versed in player development in any way shape or form, but if he's a slow adjuster...i dunno about having him hop over a level like that, even for a handful of at bats
I don't see how it hurts his confidence, it's just a little cup of coffee, even of he's 0fer 30 or something I still see some positives - getting a reward for doing good things. Just the pay bump I'm sure will boost his drive to get here and stay.
I'm not sure it happens or not, I'm saying I would like to see him get 10-15 starts. Let's face it, on the right days he will be facing guys from AA who are also Sept. call-ups.
i dunno the guy personally, but we are dealing with people. who knows what will go on in his mind. if management thinks he can handle it, so be it, but players lose confidence all the time over a variety of reasons. some on the field, some off. i personally would be leery of sticking a guy who is in aa, tends to be a slow starter and is one of our very best prospects who you are pinning considerable hopes on, all the way up to the bigs, even for a sept callup
out of the 26 games we have in september, only 5 are against teams with no chance of making it to the playoffs. everyone else has a chance, at least as things stand right this very second. how many cannon fodder aa pitchers would he see when facing so many potentially playoff bound teams?
So you think - if he goes 0fer 30, it will negatively affect him, or has a chance to negatively affect him?
I see that as a driving factor, when he cashes his $70k check for the month, he'll be hungry for more of that and will know he's got to work on some things.
Even if he comes up and hits .500, there's no way he comes up soon enough to hit super 2 next year, so the service clock is a non-issue. More realistically, you give him a taste this year, another call up next year, with the hopes he can break in with the big club in 2014.
I see 12 games against Col, and Az. Cardinals could be done by then too.