Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks

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    Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks

    Cook - Complete game, 1 ER.
    Middlebrooks, 8th HR, 25th RBI.
     
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    Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks

    I agree completely.  I've changed my tune on Bard.  Time to move him to the pen.  It will be an instant improvement.  As for Middlebrooks, it's time.  Can't leave a guy like that down there.  It's time for Youk to go.  Bring the kid up and give this team some positive energy.
     
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    Lavarnaway too.
     
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    Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks

    Cook will get 1 more start in AAA before his opt out date.  It's worth noting that while has now pitched 2 complete games, they were both of the 7 inning variety.

    Middlebrooks and Lava won't be called up until the Sox have an extra year of control secured.  That's approaching very quickly for Middlebrooks, but Lava and Iggy are still well over a month away.
     
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    Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks

    cook should be called up...keep bard in the bullpen...cook earned it.
     
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    I Love Middlebrooks but I don't want to rush him. I say all star breakish for him and Cook obviously needs to be brought up you can not let him go. And Lavarnway is fine with me anytime.
    Iggy is another wait and see. I wish he would be hitting a bit more before we bring him up but either way I am ok with SS.
     
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    In Response to Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks:
    [QUOTE]I Love Middlebrooks but I don't want to rush him. I say all star breakish for him and Cook obviously needs to be brought up you can not let him go. And Lavarnway is fine with me anytime. Iggy is another wait and see. I wish he would be hitting a bit more before we bring him up but either way I am ok with SS.
    Posted by DaBlade[/QUOTE]
    I know he's no Lavarnway, but Iggy's got his average up to .241 now.  He even picked up a double to go with 3 steals on the season.  He has a .364 OBP over his last 10 games.  He's hitting really well... for him.
     
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    [QUOTE]cook should be called up...keep bard in the bullpen...cook earned it.
    Posted by raider3524[/QUOTE]

    Bard has earned his spot in the rotation, as well.  He's pitched better than Buchholz and Lester.

    Problem with Cook is he gave up a lot of hits tonight.  If he had pitched against the Yankees or Texas with the same stuff he had tonight, he might have gotten hammered.

    Second problem is, Ohlendorf has pitched just as well, and Germano has pitched even better.  Why is no one calling for them to be called up?

    Would I like to see Middlebrooks up now?  Absolutely.  I like bringing a hot hand up and putting him in the lineup.  Don't wait until he cools off.  However, where would Youk go?  To the bench?  Not a good scenario, in my mind.  If Beane would trade Balfour for Youk, then Middlebrooks could be brought up and the team improves is three ways:  bullpen, defense, and offense. 

    Middlebrooks is not as good as he is going right now, and Youk is not as bad as he is going right now, but Middlebrooks brings more power to the table, and has been much more clutch this season.  Would love to see him in this lineup full of guys who do little other than ground out and pop out with RISP.
     
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    As much as I'd like to see Middlebrooks up I don't want him rushed to the majors. Let's get Cook up here and keep Bard in the pen.
     
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    [QUOTE]As much as I'd like to see Middlebrooks up I don't want him rushed to the majors. Let's get Cook up here and keep Bard in the pen.
    Posted by stan17[/QUOTE]
    What's to rush stan.  Middlebrooks has nothing else to prove in the minors, he is wasting his ABs down there now.  Bring him up.  I agree with your Cook, Bard assessment.
     
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    In Response to Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks : What's to rush stan.  Middlebrooks has nothing else to prove in the minors, he is wasting his ABs down there now.  Bring him up.  I agree with your Cook, Bard assessment.
    Posted by Mchampion[/QUOTE]


    Well he's played a total of 34 gm's at AAA with around 130 AB's. Thats a pretty small sample size. But if the team thinks he's ready so be it. I just wanna see the guy to succeed.
     
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    In Response to Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks : Well he's played a total of 34 gm's at AAA with around 130 AB's. Thats a pretty small sample size. But if the team thinks he's ready so be it. I just wanna see the guy to succeed.
    Posted by stan17[/QUOTE]

    I agree with this - Youk will hit and if/when he gets hurt the call will then made.
     
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    Re: Time to Call Up Cook and Middlebrooks

    It is time for a few changes,Bard is the best move to solidify our pen,you then have Cook,olendorf, germano for our 5 starter or wait for dice-k. Bard instantly upgrades our pen!
     
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