>>"We don't seem to have a young stud MLB-ready for when Stras is shut down. Too bad we couldn't have kept Milone and given up someone else in the trade for Gio. Lannan, Maya? Am I wrong?"
Rizzo reportedly tried his best not to include Milone in that deal, but it seems the inclusion of both Peacock and Milone were a must to get the deal done, and the A's were weighing an offer from another team for Gio at the time who's manager said their offer was just as good as the Nats. I can't remember who the team was at the moment, I think it was a team in the Midwest. I'll bet Gio is glad it worked-out the way it did.
>>"I just wish his numbers looked better this year."
They were showing his stats on the broadcast the other night and said he's improved quite a bit with his recent outings, although I haven't checked them myself yet. The Chiefs website will feature his last 10 outings on the front of his individual page.
..talked to him last night at the game...You don't have to be a "Nats Insider" to see that the guy is not happy.. Not going to the game today...Just too hot...but I will catch him and the Chiefs again Tuesday evening..
I guess you must think Billy Beane is stupid. At the time of the trade, Milone was projected as a backend starter. Lannan and Maya are also considered backend starters at best. Why would Beane and a low budget team ever consider to trade for an expensive backend starter when a cheaper alternative is available ??
Beane did a stellar job of rebuilding the As by dealing Gio and Cahill. I know there were some other players involved, but those were the 2 centerpieces. How well are the 4 former Nats doing that came over in the Gio trade ? Well we all know how well Milone is performing, but Norris was just recently called up and is off to a hot start. Peacock and Cole are considered the number 2 and 4 prospects in the A's system. Not a bad outcome for the As. The Cahill trade was just as good for the As. Jarrod Parker is a future ace and is putting up Gio type numbers. Ryan Cook was picked for the All Star game as a reliever. Collin Cowgill has about 100 ABs in the MLB and was showing some promise before ending up on the DL with a sprained ankle.
Beane accomplished just about everything he set out to do in the trades. He essentially replaced the production of the players he traded, added several players who all have a good shot of not only making it to the majors, but should have promising careers, and lowered his payroll all at the same time. Thats' why they make a movie about the guy.
Well, on the roster right now are Wang, Stamman and Gorzellany, plus Lannan at AAA. It will be one of those four. I think Lannan will be be back on the 25-man roster regardless. Maya has pretty much been banished for good, at least as a starter. We'll probably see him in September as a middle reliever.
Man, isn't it amazing that it's July 1, and none of our starters have missed a turn due to injury?
OMG! Maya is T E R R I B L E!!! He had that one decent start last year when he was something like 0 - 5 and I was clamoring for his banishment from the parent club then and there.
Gorz has been a valuable guy in long relief, Stammen has been almost lights out this season and I can see Lannan back with us toward the end of the summer. As for Wang? I think the experiment is over with him. He can take his two or three million that he's earned the past few seasons and retire to Taiwan.
Yeah, I remember back in 2010 our entire pitching staff went offline except for Livo. That was pretty bad. So far so good with our pitching this year and when we get Storen back we'll be even better.
I don't care about the innings limit and how they're sticking to it...
If it comes down to a crucial game or series...I gotta believe Stras will be there.
Guys, I really don't see any way they'll extend Strasburg much beyond 160 innings.
I also see no chance of him pitching in the all-star game either.
The 160 seems pretty firm. I think what makes it so firm is, added to the rebuilt ligament, there is the relatively new-to-me, at least, theory of how much you can increase a pitcher's workload from the prior year without causing injury, even without elbow surgery involved. Stras is done at approximately 160.
Maybe a summer vacation, like a heat-related 4 weeks rehabbing to be ready for the pennant race, would do it. If we can build a big lead in the NL East, he can take August on the DL.