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    Delois Guerrera

    I see he pitched 2.1 innings, are they stretching him out to become a starter again?

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    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Mr. Ed's Avatar
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    No, Guerra is used to working a couple innings.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=500610

    had a dozen innings in 7 games in AA. This is nothing new to him. And he's been quite effective.

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    Most relievers in the minors are usually pitching multiple innings; nothing out of the ordinary
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    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Mr. Ed's Avatar
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    Look at this breaking ball, which is known to be quite good.

    http://www.milb.com/multimedia/vpp.j...nt_id=21202131

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    Is it me or is the depth in relief pitching an emerging strength for the team? I would say the major league relievers have been one of the few bright spots and then we see the progress of Guerra, Slama, et. al. in the minors and it is beginning to look like this is one area of optimism for the club.

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    Baseball America just had a little article on him: http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/...ke-he-belongs/

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    Hopefully Guerra continues to expode as a Reliever.
    He's pitching the way he used to a few years ago. Keep it up kid.
    "You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity. No, we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." ​Albert Einstein

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    Does anyone see them ever trying him as a starter again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwb1226 View Post
    Does anyone see them ever trying him as a starter again?
    Nope. I really don't.

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    problem with Guerra or Lester Oliveras or Kyle Waldrop is cracking the bullpen right now is tough. Capps/Burton/Perk/Duensing are locks & Burnett has been untouchable for 3 yrs (tho pitching well this yr) & Swarzak/Gray out of options. Gray is the obvious one, but I still think the organization like him (for some reason). Maybe when Liriano goes back to rotation, there is a spot open.
    How funny is it that a pitcher cannot crack this staff

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Most relievers in the minors are usually pitching multiple innings; nothing out of the ordinary
    Then they hit the majors, and mysteriously become incapable of doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Then they hit the majors, and mysteriously become incapable of doing so.
    Incredible, isnt it

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    If you've watched Capps try to go two innings over the last three years it's hard to argue with the philosophy.

    Edit: After a detailed and well researched review of Capps career numbers, I've determined that Capps surprisingly does not perform well in 1 inning appearances either.
    Last edited by nicksaviking; 05-12-2012 at 12:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    If you've watched Capps try to go two innings over the last three years it's hard to argue with the philosophy.

    Edit: After a detailed and well researched review of Capps career numbers, I've determined that Capps surprisingly does not perform well in 1 inning appearances either.
    Exactly. It's nothing to do with stretching a pitcher out two innings. In fact, iirc, The Book mentions using the closer (good ones anyway) for more than the last three outs increases win percentage.

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    3 perfect innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    If you've watched Capps try to go two innings over the last three years it's hard to argue with the philosophy.

    Edit: After a detailed and well researched review of Capps career numbers, I've determined that Capps surprisingly does not perform well in 1 inning appearances either.
    I suspect that in cases where he goes more than one inning, the second inning is worse than the first on average. This is because he doesn't get many second innings when the first one is bad.

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    One has to wonder if Alex Burnett is going to end up as trade bait, given Guerra and Oliveros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    One has to wonder if Alex Burnett is going to end up as trade bait, given Guerra and Oliveros.
    Tradebait? What do you get in return? PTBNL or cash...

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    I don't mean they trade him right now, but hopefully he pitches well this season.

    Also, is there a way for someone besides the OP to change thread titles. Looking at this butchered spelling makes me crazy.

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    Yeah, name misspelling bugs me too... but... as for Burnett... he's part of the future, probably with Guerra and Oliveros. the team does need 7 relievers. Remember, if Burnett doesn't get optioned this year, he'll still have the option for next year.

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