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Postby bigh0rt » Sun May 04, 2008 7:04 pm

Greg Smith has been dealing this season. With a 2.73 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 2 - 1 Record, and 21 K to 11 BB in 33 IP heading into today, Smith fanned 10 Rangers, allowing just 1 earned in 6 IP today, with a no decision.

I was discussing with daullaz, the possibility of him losing his spot in the rotation due to Duchscherer and Harden. Neither of them are the paradigm of health, but what happens to Smith if/when both these guys are healthy? If he continues dealing, does he still get sent back down?

If not, what is the prognosis on him for the long-haul this season? His minor league numbers are nice, he's 25, and left-handed.
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Postby AmazinYanks1990 » Sun May 04, 2008 10:52 pm

yeah i just picked him up in my league. for those dedicated A's fans, who's better, smith or eveland? maybe they're gonna end up deuling it out for the spot in the rotation?
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Postby Yanks_Baby » Sun May 04, 2008 11:00 pm

I picked him up last nighht. Oh man am I happy I did.

And I don't think he;s going to lsoe his job. They expected big rthings from him. He was one of the players ot seal the deal for Haren.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby sideofzen » Mon May 05, 2008 12:02 am

Since Smith and Eveland have done such a great job, I think the A's will try and trade Harden or Blanton. Even if he does lose his spot temporarily, I think he will have a permanent rotation spot for most of the season.
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Postby AussieDodger » Mon May 05, 2008 1:35 am

He's not this good.
I think he's been a bit lucky.
He would probably have the least job security of the current 5, although Duch or Gaudin could go to the bullpen, they probably won't.
Dana Eveland is quite a bit better then Smith, so with Smith's 2.73/1.06 it'll probably be a case of cash in your winnings and run.
I'd say it'll come down to which pitcher they want to get/keep "stretched out" out of Smith and Diamond Dallas Braden.
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Postby siQ_innovation » Mon May 05, 2008 2:44 am

I'm picky when it comes to starting pitchers and he's done enough to win my respect for now so I just snagged him in a few leagues and I'm going to ride this out and see where it goes.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby anti elian » Mon May 05, 2008 9:58 am

What does everyone think is the correct ranking of the back end of the A's rotation?
Eveland > Smith > Duchscherer?
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Postby AussieDodger » Mon May 05, 2008 10:23 am

anti elian wrote:What does everyone think is the correct ranking of the back end of the A's rotation?
Eveland > Smith > Duchscherer?


No.

Depending on Duch's health,

Blanton > Duchshererer > Eveland > Gaudin > Smith.
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Postby Yoda » Mon May 05, 2008 10:27 am

Duchsherer, Harden, Gaudin are all high injury risks. Even if Smith loses his job initially, he'll most likely get it back when those guys go down again.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby AussieDodger » Mon May 05, 2008 10:46 am

Yoda wrote:Duchsherer, Harden, Gaudin are all high injury risks. Even if Smith loses his job initially, he'll most likely get it back when those guys go down again.


Yes that is right. I didn't even mention Harden in mine because I'm not expecting much. But also look out for Gio if he gets a grip on himself in the minors.
Another thing to note is: besides 4 games with Boston, we haven't played against a really rockin' offense yet.
See where all our SP are after June, when we have DET/NYY/ARI/PHI.
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