07-19-2012, 08:41 PM #21
If I'm not mistaken, this was his first start (after a couple of bullpen outings) since missing over a month with a shoulder injury. So, 83 pitches was likely a limit. Also, if aplayer from the 32nd round gets to the big leagues and becomes Anthony Swarzak, that's a huge thing.
07-19-2012, 09:51 PM #22
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Bromberg is one of the prospects that I have become fixated on. He had 1 monster season in A ball and I keep waiting for him to repeat it.
I am not 100% clear on the rules, but I think if he is not on the 40 man roster he can be a FA at the end of the season.
If that is correct, he should be added at year end.
07-19-2012, 10:05 PM #23
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Seth I agree. I'd rather see us move our own guys up and give them prolonged chances to make the active roster. Especially since we give journeyman nobodies so many opportunities. I am actually excited for these last few months. If the front office has an ounce of sense the tryouts should be starting soon. Maybe we find some more GEMS.
07-19-2012, 11:41 PM #24
One of my #1 per peeves with the organization is how they fail to promote their own prospects but continually give mulit-retread players a chance over them....Jeff Gray types....or let their own developed minor league players go while replacing em in AAA/AA with other teams castoffs....Yangervis Solarte/Dustin Martin for Wilken Ramirez/Clete Thomas for ex.
I have no guess on what MN will do with him.
07-19-2012, 11:57 PM #25
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07-20-2012, 03:57 AM #26
green - you realize that every single organization in baseball signs veterans and minor league veterans, right?
07-22-2012, 08:50 PM #27
We signed Matt Carson or Wilkin Ramirez because we planned on lettin Dustin Martin/Brandon Roberts types go. If they are done playing thats one thing but I prefer to stay with your own developed guys if they are equal.
I woulda preferred to keep Yangervis Solarte to AAA rather than sign Sean Burroughs. I would rather see Steve Hirshfield/Dave Bromberg gets shots in ROC than go get the Luke French/Matt Maloney/Jeff Gray's.
Last yr, I woulda prefered keeping Brock Peterson to signin Aaron Bates....that type of signing I dislike.
We have been signing the AAA vets to get shots over our own guys. Now that may a indictment of our own guys but I prefer to have your own guys get a shot.
After that, I understand you have to fill holes....but after that!!!
Just my preference
07-22-2012, 10:04 PM #28
Anyone else following Dave surprised that 3 days after pitching a 6inning shutout....they had him go 1.2IP out of pen today???
Been bumping him back/forth since his return. Are they stretching him out for starter spot or pen??