Re: Any interest in Rafael Betancourt???
posted at 8/24/2013 1:21 PM EDT
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
Just watched him blow the save and game vs. the Phils. His stuff looked very mediocre. Pass. We really need to avoid these kind of past their prime guys.
Stabbed by Foulke.
Down to one game sample sizes again, I see.
moon - I'm going to call you out on this one big time knocking dgalehouse and myself referring to one or a couple of sample sizes. I'll ask you these questions:
1. Have you watched him or followed him? Obviously you haven't and we have.
2. As we both have said either by following him daily or watching him and not just bringing up a sample size, he's not effective.
I can tell you this morning that there is reason why our observations are correct: He blew out his elbow last night, probably tearing his UCL. For us knowledge baseball fans, we aren't bringing up a small sample size. We are able to tell by watching him that he wouldn't be worth it, and guess what he isn't.
His MRI today will reveal that he has a torn ligament and will probably never pitch in the majors again.
The guy is 38 years old. Past his prime. Watching him pitch , you could see that he was not throwing very well, small sample size notwithstanding. Based on what I saw, I did not think it was worth trading for him. I am sure the scouts saw the same thing. Moonslav just likes to get in his little digs.