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Havok1517 wrote:If Mesa starts blowing any saves I say the soon to be 39 year old is out the door in favor of youngs guns Gonzalez or Snell (minors). Oh, they are fairly deep with lefty bullpen pitching, so that shouldn't be an issue.
LBJackal wrote:Love the K/BB ratio
But you have to be careful with minor league RP's... I'm sure you know this Hybrid but just a general caveat to everybody - a lot of times a guy can pitch 1-2 innings at a time with only 1 great pitch in the lower levels, or without stuff that'd be good enough to be a closer at the major league level. Usually to be a MLB closer you need good enough stuff to succeed as a minor league starter.
I'm not familiar with Orvella too much, so I can't say specifically for him if he can succeed as a closer... but not too many pitchers who were RP's in the minors become closers in the majors. The only one I can think of is Chad Cordero, who hasn't been that good so far. Ryan Wagner is another one that comes to mind and he's been a complete bust so far. Luis Ayala on the other hand is a great MLB RP who never started in the minors.
Havok1517 wrote:If Baez gets traded my money is still on Colome's high 90's mph to get first shot at closing. Either him or Carter, cept Lou doesn't really like Carter.
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