SOUTHSIDE HITMEN wrote:Hey Ramble I heard about that Garcia kid playing for our local minor league team the Kane County Cougars. Someone was telling me he was pitching lights out in a game. You know anything about him?
Garcia has wicked stuff, he just cant harness it. He walks way too many guys. He rocketed through the ranks last year and made his MLB debut towards the end of the season and got shook up a little. Id say he'll be a solid bullpen guy in 06. Possibly the setup to Street.
As for Haren, I'm pulling up my skirt and riding on the Haren over Mulder bandwagon. The season will tell if I'm crazy or a genius, and all you'll have to do is check out my sig.
RynMan, I sure hope you're right about Haren! I'm not as high on him as you are, but I do think he'll be a serviceable SP. He could be very good though, which is why I was glad to get him at the end of my draft. It's not a good idea to bet against Beane when it comes to young pitching.
As for Garcia, RynMan is probably right. Moving up multiple levels in the minors is usually a very good sign, but don't read too much into it. The A's are sometimes quicker to do this than other clubs. Garcia should be a great MR someday, or he might be used as trade bait. Unless you are in a very deep league, I wouldn't draft him.
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