I love reading your posts on this forum. Keep it up.
Any inside knowledge or scouting reports on Keiichi Yabu? He has only gotten hit hard once in relief so far and has an impressive 3-1 K/BB ratio to go with a fine .871ERA and 1.258 WHIP. Impressive numbers but I havent seen him pitch and have no idea if his stuff is really that good.
I'm big on Calero and hope he doesnt have to endure a lengthy DL stint. His durabilty is way too questionable to consider useing him for anything other than middle relief, but he is a huge asset to the team. He pitched last night 4/30/05, so hopefully his elbow injury wont linger.
Juan Cruz is much better than his numbers indicate. Unless the A's need to clear a roster spot I dont like the idea of sending him down. He should get his stuff together sooner than later.
Saarloos is bound to get pulled from the rotation sooner than later. I would love to see preferably J. Cruz get it together and take his spot or Yabu if Cruz just cant get it together.
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."