Re: Postseason eligibility roster moves/rumors
posted at 8/9/2013 7:10 AM EDT
In response to 2004Idiot's comment:
I'm going with the power pitchers, De La Rosa, Ranaudo, and Webster; they are all capable of reaching the high 90's on the radar gun. And because by playoff time they have played very little in the Major Leagues, hitters in the postseason will have very little idea what to expect from him, a situation that often favors the pitcher.
Give me Dempster out of the pen Vs. the high velocity youngsters. I saw a kid yesterday at AA Portland, Celestino , he was high 90's throwing darts, the AA opponents made very good contact. I feel RDLR is talented but it's not all about just throwing high heat--show a wrinkle or two to make the heat a more valuable pitch.
As of Aug. 9--Dempster, Breslow, and I would take Morales over Thornton.
PEN: Ue, Taz, Breslow, Morales, Britton, Dempster and Lester
ROTATION: Peavy, Lackey, Buch and Doubrount
SURPRISE PLAYERS depending how they finish August:
1. I suggest a runner with top speed that can steal bases, score on a Sac. Fly, be able to bunt and play a position/ Tony Thomas(AAA) or Matty Johnson(AA).
2. A right handed power bat--either XBo or WMB or Michael Young.
AND a "What happened to Mike?" Mike Napoli get's DFA or is waived before the playoffs and Michael Young becomes the everyday RH bat at 1 B. We need to be assured of someone that can make contact. He can also back up at third----Snyder is not the guy.