Re: Brewers sign Olmsted
posted at 11/4/2012 5:52 AM EST
This is a sign of things to come--I'm not saying BenC has trouble making decisions but pitching is an area he has mismanaged. He has Stolmy Pimental, Drake Britton on the 40 this past season. He, BC, must be SP's Godfather. The Sox , I think, signed him young, they must have 15-20 other Stolmey's in the system. The guy has shown almost nothing in the org yet they protected him last year for the Rule 5. So what if he goes--we've got clones of him.
Michael Olmstead has a 14 K/9 and under a 3 per 9/BB for a reliever--he's an imposing figure at 6'7-280--kind of a Radatz type. He's an older reliever they picked up out of the Independent League. He was in Salem did well and then in Portland did well. There was talk they could lose him but they would protect him from the Rule 5. So they let him go and the Brewers picked him up--all one has to do is look at the K, BB and ERA--granted he a little older than his competition.
Are you with me ; we have 15 Stolmeys--so we lose one-no big deal--he may never see the light of day at Fenway.
Olmstead is one of three closers in the sytem--he had more of a chance to be in Boston , this season than Stolmey ever will. We got NO Compensation for him.
Josh Field's, with the PawSox, would have been Michael O's competition for top reliever this coming season at the PawSox. We are holding onto Beato--for what. We are holding onto DeJesus for what. We are considering bringing back Loney for what. We seem to be affraid to lose Kalish, Nava and Iggy -we keep bringing them back--they're nice kids--but we need solid pitchers--make them compete and let those go that don't cut it.
Ben don't micro manage--let Mike Hazen make the minor league decisions--go with what he says. He and his minor league people see these kids every day--they blow it once too many--fire them.