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#1 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:48 PM

Another great start from the 24 yr old today. 6IP 3h 1er 3bb 8k ND. How the organization has handled him is baffling. He finishes the 2010 season @ AAA makin 9 starts & has a 3.98ERA & .234BAA in 52IP w/47k 13bb on a terrible ROC team. So they reward by adding him to the 40 man roster BUT making him go back to AA?????? In what I call the butterfly effect, he effectively loses the whole season from a broken bone on a comebacker.......if he's @ AAA where he belonged/deserved...there is no injury & he continues to develop. He then gets taken off the 40 man roster as we instead add retreads like Marquis, Gray & Maloney & is sent to AA for 3rd yr. Gets put in bullpen & is DRILLED with 9h 9er 2bb in 1 IP between his 2nd/3rd appearances. Lost season/career correct??? He's put back into the rotation...... 6 starts 31.2IP 20h (.180BAA) 5er (1.42ERA) 33k 13bb Are these not numbers worthy of a promotion after Diamond/DeVries/Walters??? Instead DThompson & (coming up) Matt Maloney get starts in ROC As one of organizations only strikeout/hard throwing pitchers......why is he not considered a better prospect???

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:57 AM

I think he has worked his way back into the "prospect" conversation. I really hope he's moved to Rochester after last night. Starting Maloney is a waste of a spot when a guy like Bromberg should be moved up to continue his development.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

I think there should be room for both Maloney and Bromberg at Rochester and eventually Minnesota. Bromberg has pitched great in New Britain and it could be exciting to see what develops with him.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:03 AM

A year after breaking his pitching arm, David Bromberg has worked himself back into the mix. Twins execs must be drooling to see this guy in Rochester. Good job, Bromberg.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

A year after breaking his pitching arm, David Bromberg has worked himself back into the mix.
Twins execs must be drooling to see this guy in Rochester.
Good job, Bromberg.


I don't know if Twins execs are, but I am... He's ready to move up now.

#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

Bromberg has been promoted to AAA and will start on Monday.

#7 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

Sweet.....know Terry Ryan knows who Seth is....probably been reading this site & decided to get his crap together!!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

Sure we'll see him later in the summer... if not sooner.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:44 PM

as a former 40 man guy who throws relatively hard ....for this organization.....if he throws well at ROC, he'll be up in MN.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:18 PM

I know Bromberg had a lot of strike outs in the low minors, but I thought they were the result of his stuff. While his working fastball rate may be faster than that of Pavano, I think it sits in the low 90s and not in the context of a pitcher considered a hard thrower. I also think he is a fly ball pitcher. Would Kevin Slowey be a reasonable comp? Maybe not. Slowey probably had a better control. He also relied heavily on fast ball location. They both are fly ball pitchers with low 90's fastball. Like Slowey, Bromberg will probably struggle to miss major league bats.

Edited by jorgenswest, 27 May 2012 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

Admittedly, I don't know a lot about this guy. But I am excited by the possibility of anyone who could potentially come up and help this team and maybe be a part of the future.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:08 AM

Really intrigued to see how he fares today.

#13 Seth Stohs

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

Charged with four runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 5.1 innings.

#14 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:13 AM

Seth, what his injury & when is his ETA back from DL??

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:44 AM

Seth, what his injury & when is his ETA back from DL??


Right shoulder. Talked to him last week, and he's rehabbing. I don't think it's real long term, but I don't have an ETA.

#16 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

4 games back in New Brit for him since re-activation, but it doesnt seem they are stretching him out to start anymore 9.2 IP 12h 4er 9k 4bb Have they stopped his progress again by keeping him in pen or is his arm still not 100%

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:32 AM

4 games back in New Brit for him since re-activation, but it doesnt seem they are stretching him out to start anymore
9.2 IP 12h 4er 9k 4bb
Have they stopped his progress again by keeping him in pen or is his arm still not 100%


I bet they do stretch him out again, but that they are going to go about it slowly so that there is less of a chance of a setback. Gibson, Bromberg and Stuifbergen healthy and starting will make me more comfortable about SP depth in the system.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

Bromberg with 6 shutout innings today 2hits 3bb's 2Ks in 83 pitches before a rain delay

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:56 PM

Bromberg with 6 shutout innings today 2hits 3bb's 2Ks in 83 pitches before a rain delay

Lack of Ks is disconcerting, but glad he's stretching out. Maybe he's Rochester bound soon...

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:38 PM

I would be surprised if he turned out anything more than Swarzak has.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

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.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

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.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:05 PM

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.

#24 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:41 PM

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.

He is a 6 yr minor league FA after this yr IF he is not added back to the 40 man roster....to which he has 2 option yrs remaining.
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.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:57 PM

He is a 6 yr minor league FA after this yr IF he is not added back to the 40 man roster....to which he has 2 option yrs remaining.
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.


I do not recall them having much luck with Slama when he was up before. Walks galore. At the start of the season the pitchers at Rochester deserved to be there. On reason to have the retreads is that there are no others coming up. Martin and Solarte are really no loss. Yet the team has to have winning players to help develop the rising players. If you have a team half full of plaers incapable of playing at the AAA level, why would the other team pitch to the few who are. Now wins, no fans, no affiliate.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:57 AM

green - you realize that every single organization in baseball signs veterans and minor league veterans, right?

#27 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:50 PM

green - you realize that every single organization in baseball signs veterans and minor league veterans, right?

I understand that, when its needed.
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

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

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??