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Postby BlueBandit24 » Sat May 26, 2007 12:46 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
BlueBandit24 wrote:
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ctt8410 wrote:Slowey's line from tonight:

8.0IP, 7H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K

For the year:

64.1 IP, 6-2, 1.54 ERA, 57K, 5BB, 0.81 WHIP

The 2 losses were both complete game efforts.


we all know he can pitch in AAA

the question has always been

1)can he keep up with his stuff in the majors

2)will he get a chance soon


Both valid concerns, and I'd say yes to both. He has similar stuff to Radke and the same type of great control. If he locates his pitches well and maintains command, he can have success.

If Ortiz struggles tonight, I think Slowey is up. He's been pitching too well and the Twins have too much ground to make up for them not to find another solid starter.


I have NO DOUBT that Slowey can be a Radke, but a lot of people is expecting more than that. Remember, Radke was hardly a spectacular type and is usually a consistent #3-4 fantasy SP at best. I know a few people that think Slowey can be a #2 or #1. I have serious doubts about that.


I'd agree with that. I like him as a middle of the rotation starter, but I don't expect him to be dominant as a MLB or fantasy pitcher. He might pile up more K's than Radke but his ceiling is probably a #3 fantasy starter.
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Postby dundeeslugger » Sat May 26, 2007 1:42 pm

Slowey is definately a #2 type player. He is heads and shoulders better then Radke. Radke sucked
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Postby TonyCee » Sat May 26, 2007 1:54 pm

dundeeslugger wrote:Radke sucked


I wouldn't say that. You drunk? :-?
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Postby joecahill » Sat May 26, 2007 2:02 pm

Here's something everyone seems to be forgetting about Slowey: he is not on the Twins 40-man roster. Garza is, as is Baker. In order to bring Slowey up to the bigs, they will have to drop somebody else. Why do that when you can just call up Garza? They need any more young arms, that's who gets the call. Slowey time? 2008.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat May 26, 2007 2:04 pm

dundeeslugger wrote:Slowey is definately a #2 type player. He is heads and shoulders better then Radke. Radke sucked


now you see what I mean. Personally, having the upside of Radke doesn't excite me AT ALL, but saying he sucked is a bit far fetched.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat May 26, 2007 2:05 pm

joecahill wrote:Here's something everyone seems to be forgetting about Slowey: he is not on the Twins 40-man roster. Garza is, as is Baker. In order to bring Slowey up to the bigs, they will have to drop somebody else. Why do that when you can just call up Garza? They need any more young arms, that's who gets the call. Slowey time? 2008.


Twins has some forgettable names on the 40 man that they can easily drop. I wouldn't be too concerned about the 40 man.
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Postby Rookies » Sat May 26, 2007 2:08 pm

I hear Slowey compared to Radke alot and Radke wasn't a dominant starter, but isn't Greg Maddux a control pitcher too? I'm not saying Slowy is going to be Greg Maddux but using him as an example, isn't it possible for control pitchers to be dominant?
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Postby BMcP » Sat May 26, 2007 2:08 pm

Seems like there's quite a bias against slow-pitch guys - Slowey has been ridiculously effective (and efficient) in AAA. With the offensive support of the Twins, he may turn into a very solid addition as soon as he's called up (probably within the next week or two).

Plus, he'll benefit from the lack of a book on him the first time around.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat May 26, 2007 2:24 pm

Rookies wrote:I hear Slowey compared to Radke alot and Radke wasn't a dominant starter, but isn't Greg Maddux a control pitcher too? I'm not saying Slowy is going to be Greg Maddux but using him as an example, isn't it possible for control pitchers to be dominant?


not if you only have 1 plus pitch
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Sat May 26, 2007 2:39 pm

Rookies wrote:I hear Slowey compared to Radke alot and Radke wasn't a dominant starter, but isn't Greg Maddux a control pitcher too? I'm not saying Slowy is going to be Greg Maddux but using him as an example, isn't it possible for control pitchers to be dominant?


The Radke comparisons are likely because they are within the same organization. I like his potential more than Radke, but his stuff probably isn't sharp enough for him to be a dominant pitcher.
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