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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby Yoda » Mon May 05, 2008 10:51 am

AussieDodger wrote:
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.


Gio's struggling so far. I'm disappointed because I thought he would be great this year.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby anti elian » Mon May 05, 2008 11:29 am

Yoda wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
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.


Gio's struggling so far. I'm disappointed because I thought he would be great this year.


Yeah, I can't imagine Gio making much of an impact so long as the current starters continue to perform and Gio doesn't demonstrate better control.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby T-Bone Costanza » Mon May 05, 2008 5:20 pm

AussieDodger wrote: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.


Can you please give us some more concrete information on Smith vs. Eveland? A look at the stats shows...

IP: 39 Smith, 34 Eveland
ERA: 2.54 Smith, 3.67 Eveland
WHIP: 1.03 Smith, 1.28 Eveland
K: 31 Smith, 26 Eveland
BAA: .199 Smith, .236 Eveland

If the stats were closer, I might just take your statment that Eveland is "quite a bit better" at face value, but before I buy that I'm going to need a little more than "I think he's been a bit lucky". The only stat stands out in Eveland's favor is HR's given up at 4 for Smith, 1 for Eveland. Other than that, what's up?
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon May 05, 2008 8:49 pm

Not being an As homer, I can tell you that Eveland's minor league stats have been much more consistent than Smith's. I'm guessing that's why most people are saying Eveland over Smith....
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby T-Bone Costanza » Mon May 05, 2008 9:29 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Not being an As homer, I can tell you that Eveland's minor league stats have been much more consistent than Smith's. I'm guessing that's why most people are saying Eveland over Smith....


Actually, this makes sense and I should have looked it up first, my bad.

http://minors.baseball-reference.com/pl ... ?pid=19985 and

http://minors.baseball-reference.com/pl ... ?pid=28308

These stats show that they have taken pretty similar paths so far but that Eveland has been better. But I'm not sure if it's enough to convince me it's that much to make a difference when they decide to demote someone between the two , especially Smith is on fire. Hopefully it doesn't come to that and we can all reap both guys.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby anti elian » Mon May 05, 2008 10:34 pm

Eveland also has about 5 mph more velocity and a better differential between his fastball and junk. I think they're both pretty good buys at this moment, Oakland is to pitchers what Coors is to hitters.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby oddmanout7 » Wed May 07, 2008 3:22 pm

Chad Gaudin is being sent to the bullpen.

Chad Gaudin will be sent to the bullpen to make room for the return of Rich Harden on Sunday.

Greg Smith and Dana Eveland will remain in the rotation. Gaudin is 3-2 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, but Smith and Eveland have been hotter. Gaudin has experience in the bullpen, and with the injury-prone Justin Duchscherer and Harden in the rotation, he could rejoin the rotation soon.

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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby anti elian » Wed May 07, 2008 4:24 pm

Double sweet! Not only do I own Smith but my main competition has Gaudin.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby siQ_innovation » Sat May 10, 2008 3:09 am

Pitched a mediocre game against Texas. I guess they figured him out after he spanked them his last start against them.
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Re: Security: Greg Smith

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Sat May 10, 2008 3:16 am

Eh, just a minor bump in the road VS Texas.
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