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warrick95 wrote:May sound stupid, but I think Orvella's setting up because they don't want to mess up the team fabric by making him set up. It's not the Tampa brass' call, but the manager's call. The Durham manager knows that Orvella's going to be up in the majors soon anyway, so he chose to let someone else close and be acclimated in the role, instead of having Orvella close briefly and force someone else to switch from 8th to 9th later on. Better for the AAA Durham team on a whole.
Don't disclose this information if you don't feel comfortable doing so, but is this source hearing from high ranking officials, or just someone close to Salas' development? Not trying to discredit you at all, but this information is certainly new to me and I am very interested in hearing more about it.
warrick95 wrote:Really. I wasn't aware of that. For Tampa, obviously their intention for their system is for players to be developed, but I thought there would be obvious conflict of interest between minor league managers and their organizations for that reason, as I thought minor league managers were actually interested in winning games, too.
In that case, I am now questioning many batting orders and things that I've seen in the minors, then. I always thought there was an equilibrium between the two reached.
warrick95 wrote:Wait a sec, Joel Guzman was moved to 1B? I thought he was moved to OF?
I have no doubt that the LV manager is having fun this year. I mean, he has Billingsley, Guzman, Broxton, Delw. Young, Ethier, and Martin on one team. He had James Loney, too, until Nomar got hurt.
thehat wrote:Warrick, you're wrong about the Durham manager making the calls as to how to situationally use Orvella, or anyone else for that matter. Minor league managers do exactly what they are told to do by the big league brass regarding usage of players. The skipper can manage each game as he chooses in terms of in game strategy, but not when it comes to roles for individual players.
smith1051 wrote:Miceli gave up another ER today in a non save opportunity
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