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Postby beezer » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:38 pm

Any chance he gets a try in the rotation with Bravos starters struggling?? Read somewhere that Sosa was going to the pen when Horacio Ramirez comes back but Ramirez is awful too!! James had sick numbers at Double-A and Triple-A last year and has been solid out of the pen this year. Plus he's a hometowner!!
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:39 pm

he related to rick???
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:41 pm

Hell get his chance, give it some time.
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Postby beezer » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:10 pm

Heard interview with Braves broadcaster on WFAN interview today and he said he would not be surprised if Chuck James gets some starts within the next couple of weeks. He also said that he breezed through the Braves minor league.
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Postby wake » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:22 pm

James should get a chance at starting but he'll have to go through 2 starters in order to get the chance. Probably Horacio Ramirez and Jorge Sosa. The one advantage that he has is that he is a left hander in a rotation full of right-handers (considering Ramirez is out)
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Postby beezer » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:48 pm

Sosa is done in the rotation. They can't keep putting him out there, he is awful. It's not like Ramirez is a solid starter either. James has done nothing but get people out. I think he can get a rotation spot in the near future.
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Postby brandnew » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:00 am

Sosa is being skipped this week in the rotation due to the offday, (THANK GOD), and I think by the time he's due again, Ramirez will get his shot. If things go to according to plan, Ramirez will be absolutely awful, nibbling and nibbling until he has to throw a strike, resulting in homerun after homerun for the opposition, and thus, after 2-3 more awful starts to piss Bobby off, combined with 5-10 more scoreless innings of long relief of Ramirez from Chuck James, James will get his shot in the rotation, and proceed to be an average/decent starter with an ERA in the high 3s or low 4s, working efficiently, and throwing strikes.


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Postby beezer » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:57 am

Let's hope he gets a shot. He's only got 10 IP so far, but, his minor league numbers should translate into something decent I would think. Not Zach Duke numbers from last year, but, solid. I am taking a shot on him and cutting bait on David Wells.
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Postby brandnew » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:18 am

I don't think he'll do a lot for you this year.

160 IP
10 W
4.00 ERA
1.15 WHIP
120 Ks

Is a reasonable expectation. He won't walk many guys at all, so his WHIP will stay low. He MAY have a propensity of giving up the longball, it's yet to be seen, though. Many people state that his extreme flyball ratio is the result of popup upon popup to the second baseman because of a hitter being early on his wicked changeup. I guess we'll see.
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Postby George_Foreman » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:51 am

WHIP projection looks too optimistic (I'm thinking 1.25), but otherwise solid.

The big knock on James is that he's not a power guy and has an ABSURDLY low GB:FB ratio, (seriously, it's something like 1:5) and people worry that a lot of balls that have been flyouts for him in the minors will turn into HRs in the majors. The Braves' minor league parks strongly favor pitchers, so the concern could be legitimate.

But I agree that he'll get his shot. Hopefully Horacio will be run out of town in the next few months. Maybe they can trade him to the Brewers as retribution for Kolb.....
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