slomo007 wrote:John Bonzo wrote:slomo007 wrote:
I have come to the conclusion that outside of Danks, Texas doesn't have a single legit pitching prospect.
Dont forget Thomas Diamond (very likely better than Danks)!
And Hudgins isnt bad.
You're right, I forgot about Diamond. I am not impressed with Hudgins thus far, but I admit I know the least about him of the 3.
And Phatferd, comparing Rodriguez to Padilla is laughable. Have you seen Rodriguez's major league stats in the past few years?? He flat out sucks - no nicer way to put it. He has been given the chance - repeatedly, and failed everytime.
I personally think that Dominguez has a chance to be a pretty good starter, he was lights out for many games after the all-star break. As for Benoit...I like him in long relief, I would like to see the rangers just keep him there. The thing about Benoit is if he can get through the first inning, then he should have a good outing...it's just that first inning that kills him. As for Ricardo...if this is his final year before FA then I don't have a problem with it, but I think he still has a couple years. He has had bright moments over the last 2 years.
As for prospects...Eric Hurley is a pretty good lower level prospect that no one talks about. Wes Littleton isn't bad either. Volquez has all the hype, but I'm not sure if he will pan out. And I also saw Nick Masset pitch last year in AA, his stats may not be very good but he has some really good stuff. He was lights out in the game that I saw him pitch, he is pretty big guy too.
I also read that the PTNBL was between Rodriguez and a lower level infield prospect. Hopefully they aren't trading Arias for Padilla, because he is a pretty good prospect.