From Steve Melewski.
"The Orioles' first-round draft pick, LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman, is expected to soon join the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds and will make his pro debut Monday.
Gausman will pitch three innings that night for Aberdeen at State College and is expected to make six starts of three innings each for the IronBirds from now through the end of their season on September 5."
Good luck kid, hope you have a great career for the Orioles.
Do you suppose slick is certain that Gausman and the Orioles' #2 pick Brandon Kline qualify as "over-hyped losers" yet?
Neither one of them has thrown a pitch in a professional game but, since Baltimore drafted them, they're bound to be failures, aren't they?
In a related note, Tuesday night the Phillies chased Stephen Strasburg off the mound after 4 innings on the way to an 8-0 win. Strasburg gave up 8 hits and 6 runs (all earned) to the last-place Phils. That kind of start can be forgiven, I'm sure, because Strasburg doesn't pitch for the Orioles.
If Baltimore had been worse than the Nationals in 2008, Strasburg would be ours. He would have lost a season and a half to a torn ligament that required "Tommy John" surgery and occasionally have bad games. I can only imagine the invective slick would have poured on the Orioles if they'd drafted him.
As IhateCal suggested, the young Oriole pitchers are in the hands of Rick Peterson. We all know that "development" has been a sore-spot with the organization and Peterson is taking an approach that is unfamiliar to the Orioles.
He takes medical science seriously. He gives a dayum about physiology and the tricks that throwing 95 mph fastballs plays on it.
If Bundy and Gausman are brought along carefully they should be expected to succeed. Their talent is recognized by MLB professionals generally, but nurturing that talent is up to the Orioles.
Who knows? Maybe even Matt Hobgood will become a pitcher.
"Do you suppose slick is certain that Gausman and the Orioles' #2 pick Brandon Kline qualify as "over-hyped losers" yet?"
One thing we can be sure of, that is that if the Orioles drafted the player then slick believes they are "over-hyped losers". It goes without saying.
"Strasburg gave up 8 hits and 6 runs (all earned) to the last-place Phils. That kind of start can be forgiven, I'm sure, because Strasburg doesn't pitch for the Orioles."
Well, I guess that slick will change the pitcher that he compares our youngster to, again. Last year it was Michael Pineda before he got shelled. It was Hellickson for a while until he struggled. Now that Strasburg had a bad game he will probably choose this new youngster for the A's, Dan Straily, who will pitch today against the Jays. Of course, if Straily has a bad game then will just pick someone else. Slick as a snake, that one is.
"Slick as a snake"
Of the poisonous variety too. This board has been poisoned by his on going nonsense.