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#1 InfraRen

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

@DFicociello25: Word on the street is @Dbax24 just got called up to AA for the Twins? Way to rep! #TeamStrelitz haha

Edited by InfraRen, 25 May 2013 - 10:01 PM.

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#2 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:28 PM

good thing Baxendale put together 9 straight great outings.....one bad one & he may have seen Iowa again!!!

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:37 PM

Yes. Confirmed. Done deal :)
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

Yessssssssss
Happy for him. He couldn't do any more in Ft. Myers

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

But wait! I thought the organization is somewhat obligated to "rewarding" the farm teams, and the player himself, by keeping the best talent down through through the All-Star games?

"Consistency"

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:37 PM

Congratulations to Baxendale. He dominated the FSL. I hope he carries it on to New Britain.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Congratulations to Baxendale. He dominated the FSL. I hope he carries it on to New Britain.

Ditto.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:56 PM

Is the thought that he can make it as a starter at the big league level? Or is he more than likely a bullpen arm?

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:07 PM

Is the thought that he can make it as a starter at the big league level? Or is he more than likely a bullpen arm?

I think his ceiling is a backend starter. I think Sickels rated him a C+ prospect who was a very smart pitcher who had limited stuff. But they'll certainly let him start for now.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:19 PM

Alright, seriously, the "consistency" thing is getting old. It is 100% accurate as it relates to Gibson. Here are the stats before tonight, [FONT=Arial]Entering the game, Gibson’s ERA in odd starts was 0.50 (2 ER/35.2 IP) but in his even numbered starts he had posted an ERA of 9.00 (17 ER/17.0 IP)[/FONT]" So, it is good to see him finally put back-to-back good starts together.

As for Baxendale, this is great news for him. Very well deserved.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:21 PM

I think his ceiling is a backend starter. I think Sickels rated him a C+ prospect who was a very smart pitcher who had limited stuff. But they'll certainly let him start for now.


I'm pretty sure that Sickels would rank him higher now. He has some good stuff, and he has know-how, and he improves. People worry too much about front-end or back-end or mid-rotation starter. They all make about the same number of starts. No one should ever look for a pitcher to be an Ace. Not many of them. Baxendale isn't that, but he's been pretty good. Let's see how AA treats him.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

Congrats. They could use a surprise.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

I think his ceiling is a backend starter. I think Sickels rated him a C+ prospect who was a very smart pitcher who had limited stuff. But they'll certainly let him start for now.


Back-end starter makes him the ace of this Twins pitching staff. Go Backsendale!

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

I'm pretty sure that Sickels would rank him higher now. He has some good stuff, and he has know-how, and he improves. People worry too much about front-end or back-end or mid-rotation starter. They all make about the same number of starts. No one should ever look for a pitcher to be an Ace. Not many of them. Baxendale isn't that, but he's been pretty good. Let's see how AA treats him.


He might rank him higher but he's still in Hendriks territory. He's shown that he's better than guys like Bromberg, Devries, Manship, Swarzak when they were in A ball (all were successful) but none of these guys even made it as a back end starter.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

Good for him. If he can hit his spots, he can be a major league pitcher with average stuff. Maybe backend, but all teams need those. Hope he does well in AA.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:06 AM

Good news. There are a few other Ft. Myers players that should be following suit. Like NOW. *cough* Sano

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

Good for him. If he can hit his spots, he can be a major league pitcher with average stuff. Maybe backend, but all teams need those. Hope he does well in AA.

Exactly. Back end starter isn't an insult. Esp for a 10th round pick. Hope he makes it.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

Alright, seriously, the "consistency" thing is getting old. It is 100% accurate as it relates to Gibson. Here are the stats before tonight, [FONT=Arial]Entering the game, Gibson’s ERA in odd starts was 0.50 (2 ER/35.2 IP) but in his even numbered starts he had posted an ERA of 9.00 (17 ER/17.0 IP)[/FONT]" So, it is good to see him finally put back-to-back good starts together.

As for Baxendale, this is great news for him. Very well deserved.


Seth, baseball is a hard game. Outside of a couple dozen (if that) elite players, who is really legitimately "consistent"?
Almost nobody is. If every GM demanded true "consistency" from everyone, it would be tough to field a single 25 man team, let alone 30 of them.

I'd say we have at least 20 guys on our roster right now who need to be sent down based on this consistency requirement.
Actually, I take that back. We have a few who have been pretty consistently bad all year.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:20 AM

Sano and Buxton provide a very good case study of what a difference an extra year make. Last year at Elizabethton, Sano started like a house afire then a slump brought his average down a lot. This year we see the same with Buxton 390 in April followed by 240 in May. Sano, on the other hand, this year has gone from 368 to 308.

A year's more experience and pretty substantial improvement. Demonstrates that El Rey should move up, now! Buck, on the other hand, may be where he belongs for now.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:10 AM

Seth, baseball is a hard game. Outside of a couple dozen (if that) elite players, who is really legitimately "consistent"?
Almost nobody is. If every GM demanded true "consistency" from everyone, it would be tough to field a single 25 man team, let alone 30 of them.
I'd say we have at least 20 guys on our roster right now who need to be sent down based on this consistency requirement.
Actually, I take that back. We have a few who have been pretty consistently bad all year.

From your comment you did not consider what they are looking for is a degree of consistency. Also what you missed are reports on how Gibson has pitched.