rjforlife wrote:i think he is naming busts......
How can Bailey, Scherzer, and Balaster be considered busts? They are all still rookies and I have no idea which Jackson he is refering to. If that is what he is saying thats just ignorance.
I didn't call them busts, you and Havok did. I named a bunch of guys that got heavy press in articles and/or this cafe and people clamored over each other to get most of them. None of them worked out -so far-, despite the countless drops, waiver claims, and sometimes poor decisions to get them. With the way this thread was started people sounded as if Volstad was going to be the next big thing. I only made a small point so that people shouldn't get too excited based on what has gone on in the past.
Edwin Jackson was whom I was referring to and yes, people thought highly of him when he first got called up. Yusmeiro Petit didn't get the same press as, say, Bailey or Foppert, but he got the same conclusion of Volstad as a #2/3 starter. Same kind of stuff as in minimal K's but with off speed material. Expect the same kind of output that Petit delivered when he first came up: so-so starts and horrid starts.
Perhaps I'll include a few more words in my future posts so that you guys don't have to make things up. I'll lay off watching Rockies/Mets games and making posts concurrently next time.