UFB Commish wrote:Ricky Romero, SP, TOR
New Hampshire (EAST) AA 0-1, 4.48 ERA, 1.60 WHIP
Eric Patterson, 2B, CHC
Iowa (PCL) AAA .311 AVG, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 5 SB
It probably is vetoable, but 6 weeks of AA/AAA stats about players aren't quite enough of a frame of reference for me to say for sure.
Probably a veto though, like I said.
Here is a nice list of two dozen of the top prospect sites compiled and averaged.
Petterson is ranked 106th, Romero is somewhere beyond the 115 listed and Lincecum was 16th overall. That was before the season. Romero is the Blue Jays top pitching prosect, but that's sort of like being the best ice hockey player in Egypt in the fact the honor is probably more ceremonial than meaningful.
6 weeks is not a lot of time I agree, but I don't think Patterson & Romero have flown up the charts based on their April-May performance whereas I think Lincecum would probably be up with Bailey & Hughes SP wise based on his 0.29 ERA, 0.74 WHIP in AAA in April.
When the $2 of bad Cintron salary is factored in the team is literally paying the other to take Lincecum. In this league cap is precious as that is the only way to add free agents. The team trading Lincecum gave up $2 of their remaining $4 limiting them to, at most, two more free agent acquisions during the season.