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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby Members Only Jackets » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:02 am

King Tim wrote:
Yoda wrote:
King Tim wrote:I like to see these two tear up AAA for a few months before being recalled. I hope this move doesn't backfire on them.


A's rarely send their kids to AAA. Frankly, AAA is overrated. Most career minor leaguers tend to hang around AAA while all the hot new, top prospects are at AA.


This statement might make more sense if these kids had spent a decent amount of time in AA, but they didn't. We're looking at a jump from A+ to the majors with a small dose of AA, Olympics, and AAA playoffs (only Anderson). I'm just worried that they are being rushed to fast.



figures....after I add him in my draft. :-t ..but, then again, everyone gets roughed up in Spring...look at King Felix and Clifford Lee Friday.
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby King Tim » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:48 pm

So Anderson has locked down the 4 spot

per rototimes

Brett Anderson, P, Oakland Athletics Sunday 3/29, 1:06 PM CT

Brett Anderson has earned a spot in the Athletics' rotation, according to the SF Chronicle.

Our View: The 21-year-old hurler is certainly worth targeting as a flier for AL-only leagues, even though he has never pitched above Double-A. He will play his home games at pitcher-friendly McAfee Coliseum.


K-hill leads for #5

Trevor Cahill, P, Oakland Athletics Sunday 3/29, 1:09 PM CT

Trevor Cahill is closing in on the final spot in the Athletics' rotation, according to the SF Chronicle.

Our View: The 21-year-old is a top pitching prospect for Oakland, and is worth a look as a sleeper for AL-only leagues. Brett Anderson locked up the other rotation spot up for grabs.
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby Inukchuk » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:59 am

Members Only Jackets wrote:..but, then again, everyone gets roughed up in Spring...look at Clifford Lee Friday.


Not to hijack, but I don't really find this surprising...
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby King Tim » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:57 pm

Trevor Cahill-S- Athletics Mar. 31 - 1:51 pm et


A team source told the San Francisco Chronicle that Trevor Cahill will make the A's rotation and start the second game of the season.
Cahill will make his final spring start Thursday, which puts him in line to start Game 2 against the Angels. Dallas Braden will get the call on Opening Day. Cahill has a 4.95 ERA and 12/6 K/BB ratio in 20 innings this spring, but has all of six career starts above Single-A and is three weeks removed from his 21st birthday, so early struggles should be expected.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:10 pm

King Tim wrote:Trevor Cahill-S- Athletics Mar. 31 - 1:51 pm et


A team source told the San Francisco Chronicle that Trevor Cahill will make the A's rotation and start the second game of the season.
Cahill will make his final spring start Thursday, which puts him in line to start Game 2 against the Angels. Dallas Braden will get the call on Opening Day. Cahill has a 4.95 ERA and 12/6 K/BB ratio in 20 innings this spring, but has all of six career starts above Single-A and is three weeks removed from his 21st birthday, so early struggles should be expected.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle


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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby Yanks_Baby » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:26 pm

Just dropped Zimmerman for Cahill B-)
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby cobbs87 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:51 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:Just dropped Zimmerman for Cahill B-)


You really like Cahill to have a more immediate impact?
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby AmazinMeTS86 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:51 pm

I have been hearing about Cahill since last season but Anderson is a relatively new name for me. Who is the better of the two?
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby Yanks_Baby » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:56 pm

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Yanks_Baby wrote:Just dropped Zimmerman for Cahill B-)


You really like Cahill to have a more immediate impact?

Now that he's starting, and in such a great pitchers park, and that he's the Number 2 or 3, as opposed to Zimmerman being the 5, I much prefer him. His talent level is lightyears ahead of Zimm's. It was just job security, and for now, Cahill is secured as a starter.
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Re: A's oh-so-close To Opening Season With BOTH Whiz Kids

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:06 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:
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Yanks_Baby wrote:Just dropped Zimmerman for Cahill B-)


You really like Cahill to have a more immediate impact?

Now that he's starting, and in such a great pitchers park, and that he's the Number 2 or 3, as opposed to Zimmerman being the 5, I much prefer him. His talent level is lightyears ahead of Zimm's. It was just job security, and for now, Cahill is secured as a starter.


I like Cahill better as well, though I wouldn't say "lightyears." Similar skillsets IMO, though Cahill is slightly more of a GB pitcher. Zim actually fared better than Cahill in AA and pitched more overall innings in 2008. Cahill won't be a typical #2 or 3 SP because his innings will be limited. His BB/9, especially AA, wasn't great either.
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