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Postby littletank » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:25 pm

So, watching the CWS game tonight and Fields comes in and gets a save. The commentators can't shut up about this guy and how good of a chance he has to come in and close for the Mariners right away with Putz having injury problems.

Don't they have Morrow who is supposed to be the next great closer for them?

Do baseball teams draft according to needs or do they just go about things blindly?
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Re: Joshua Fields - Georgia

Postby Members Only Jackets » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:08 pm

Morrow is their future #2 starter....the sooner they send down Morrow to AAA, to get stretched out, the better.....or stretch him out in the bigs. Stupid to keep him at closer.
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Re: Joshua Fields - Georgia

Postby cardinal1975 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:49 pm

The only problem with moving Morrow to a starter is that he only has two pitches and his control is shaky at best. Morrow is probably best sutied to the bullpen but I understand if they wanted to try him in the rotation to see if he can stick. I just think with his control issues, lack of a third pitch, mismanagement of the Seattle prospects, and his success in the bullpen the last few years that maybe they just leave him alone in a role he is performing quite well at present.

Fields could possibly be a good closer candidate but we should all remember some "can't miss closer prospects" like Craig Hansen and Ryan Wagner to name a few. Top closers in college do not necessarily translate to top closers let alone solid middle relievers in the Majors.

And yes....the Mariners go about selecting picks wildly. Although one could make a case he might have been the top player on their board as well.
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