05-27-2013, 10:16 PM #21
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Well, if one of the things that is meant by 'inconsistent' is that he has trouble throwing anything other than a fastball for strikes... that is just not going to work in the Majors. Gibson has terrific fastball command, and 'could' have pitched his two shutouts with just that pitch (which would explain why they let him throw so many pitches). I wish we had that kind of info to make judgements on, because with it I think the degree of incredulity (and insinuations the the FO is incompetent) would be much lower.
05-28-2013, 12:56 AM #22
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The question is whether or not this consistency is actually real or if it is a convenient excuse due to SSS to keep him down until the super 2 deadline.
05-28-2013, 08:57 PM #23
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Gibson would hardly be the first (or 1,000th) good prospect to come up and struggle.
At that point you send him down, and tell him what he needs to work on (i.e. Arcia), or you keep him up and let him work through it here (i.e. Hicks).
I don't quite understand the nonsense behind this, "nope, we can't call him up until we are absolutely sure that he'll stay up for good."
Guys have 3 option years for a reason. There is no shame in going down to AAA if it doesn't work out. Even Trout went back down before he stuck for good.