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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:34 am

Havok1517 wrote:
King Tim wrote:
Yoda wrote:Also Jeff Niemann.


ssshhhhh. I'm hoping to pick him up in my next transaction period.


wouldn't be surprised if he's closing for TB by the end of the year as well.


Their staff is stacked but you have to expect someone will falter, get injured or something. Niemann could push Price to AAA to start the season.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:02 pm

I really doubt he'll be pushing anyone out of the rotation barring injury.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:09 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:I really doubt he'll be pushing anyone out of the rotation barring injury.


What makes you think that?

I am a huge fan of Price but Niemann was very good in AAA in 08 and has dominant stuff. He is also 26 yo and showcasing his skills. I know Price is currently slotted in as the 5th with Niemann/Hammel fighting for a roster spot but there is no doubt that he can win the spot.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:31 pm

Well, barring injury and struggle. Price won't get pushed out without being given a chance.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Tommy John » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:35 pm

Sounds like there is at least a chance that Price starts out in the minors with Hammel and Niemann out of options.


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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:36 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Well, barring injury and struggle. Price won't get pushed out without being given a chance.


I have to disagree. Price can be sent down to get more seasoning and it will also allow them to limit his IP if they are planning for the post season.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby King Tim » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:37 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Well, barring injury and struggle. Price won't get pushed out without being given a chance.


I read somewhere that Price probably begins in AAA due to Niemann and another pitcher (Hammels?) being out of options. If this is the case, and Niemann is solid, whos to say he can't push Sonny out of the rotation once Price is recalled.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:38 pm

Tommy John wrote:Sounds like there is at least a chance that Price starts out in the minors with Hammel and Niemann out of options.


http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/541523

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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby JimmyBaseball » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:37 pm

Max Scherzer..... I realize he's not "under the radar" any longer. But in my preparation I'm wondering what kind of innings we can expect from this guy this year. He threw an impressive 56 innings last year. But I realize the D'Backs won't want him to throw 200 innings so quickly. What do ya'll think a realistic expectation can be from him this year? Will they shut him down early or start the year with him in the pen? Will they limit his starts to 5-6 innings?
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby kab21 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:50 pm

JimmyBaseball wrote:Max Scherzer..... I realize he's not "under the radar" any longer. But in my preparation I'm wondering what kind of innings we can expect from this guy this year. He threw an impressive 56 innings last year. But I realize the D'Backs won't want him to throw 200 innings so quickly. What do ya'll think a realistic expectation can be from him this year? Will they shut him down early or start the year with him in the pen? Will they limit his starts to 5-6 innings?


From CBS
Diamondbacks SP Max Scherzer, who has been slowed by an inflamed right deltoid (shoulder), threw a bullpen session Wednesday. The team doesn't know when Scherzer might make his first spring start. There's no hurry because Scherzer is the Diamondbacks' fifth starter, and they might not need him until mid-April.


He's already dinged up a little but if he's healthy he could be very good. It sounds like there is a good chance that he'll get skipped when possible as the 5th starter and will likely be on a strict pitch count. I would consider 150 IP to be the max that he'll throw this year and that's if he can stay off the DL. Probably 120IP.
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