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Postby Jenkins » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:39 pm

Sean Burroughs is going to contribute a ton. :~(
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:37 pm

Even if Burroughs hits 190 for Durham this year, I will still think we came out ahead in this trade. Brazelton, while very talented, was not a player that was in our future or present plans. If he could harness his control, which is unlikely this late in his career, he could have a decent year for the Padres. Brazelton also seemed to cause a bit of problems in the clubhouse, and we definitely don't need any of that.
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Postby Jenkins » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:32 pm

I agree we dont need problems in the clubhouse, but did you see what he did in ST. Not too shabby.

It just makes me sick to my stomach to watch the our pitching staff get pounded year after year. Not that Brazelton would have been the answer, but I am sure he could contribute in long relief.

One of these days we will get more than one pitcher that contribute and on that day we will finally break .500 and compete in our division.

I am typing this while watching Jorge Sosa tear it up for the Bravos (and hitting a HR as well). :-[
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:20 pm

Jorge Sosa tore what up???? I think you will soon see that Sosas last year was an absolute fluke.
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Postby Jenkins » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:44 pm

I know, Sosa ended up pitching terrible (thank goodness).

I wrote that message after the third inning.
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Postby Jenkins » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:49 pm

I guess I am glad we traded away Brazelton after all. His performance tonight was horrible. I will just put my foot in my mouth now.
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Postby hybrid » Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:20 am

Jenkins wrote:I guess I am glad we traded away Brazelton after all. His performance tonight was horrible. I will just put my foot in my mouth now.


I missed the game, if you saw it ... does he still sweat buckets?
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:12 am

To hybrid, yes. But I always thought it was nerves in the sense he knew he didn't deserve to be out there and was sweating nervously that someone was about to come take him out. But to give up 9 to the Rox in PETCO?!? Wow - I didn't even think he was that bad. Fun to hear the boos and the Bronx cheers when he finally recorded an out, though. It looked like I could have gotten a hit against him last night.

And I don't care how Burroughs does, personally, but if we had gotten a bag of balls for Dewon, I'd have been happy. I just don't think he's going to pan out and we need to move on, keep drafting SP and trading for prospects (and if Olson for Gathright is an option, PLEASE, God, make it happen) and cut bait on the bad ones (such as Dewon).

And I agree on the Sosa opinion - he was the luckiest SP last year and if the Braves end up with him in the rotation and Thomson on the bench, it will be a bad decision. I will be SHOCKED if he has en ERA below 4.5 this year.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:24 pm

Well, Dewon is "improving". Only 8 ER in 4 IP today, "lowering" his ERA to a nifty 24+.

I wish I had taken him in my hacking mass entry again this season. But with Stauffer in AAA, me thinks he's not long for that team.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:28 am

Well, as he's lost his rotation spot, I'm glad I didn't take him in my Hacking Mass.

Now if we can just get a little more consistency from our starters.
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