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Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:02 pm by Schadenfreude

Blah doesn't quite cover it; starting Chavez is wretch-worthy, if it comes to that. Worse than Laffey. Quite surprised that we're not going with Carreno, and I'd be stunned if it's Hutch.
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Post#272 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:06 pm by flatjacket1

Schadenfreude wrote:Blah doesn't quite cover it; starting Chavez is wretch-worthy, if it comes to that. Worse than Laffey. Quite surprised that we're not going with Carreno, and I'd be stunned if it's Hutch.


Apparently Carreno was going deep into counts in LV, which scares AA for some reason. Chavez isn't terrible, better than Laffey for sure.
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Post#273 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:40 pm by There There

flatjacket1 wrote:
Schadenfreude wrote:Blah doesn't quite cover it; starting Chavez is wretch-worthy, if it comes to that. Worse than Laffey. Quite surprised that we're not going with Carreno, and I'd be stunned if it's Hutch.


Apparently Carreno was going deep into counts in LV, which scares AA for some reason. Chavez isn't terrible, better than Laffey for sure.


You cannot be serious

Chavez is likely a much worse option than Laffey.

He has made four starts since 2005, three of them this year. He has been mediorce to awful as a reliever. He would be the 2012 right handed version of Dana Eveland and Jo-Jo Reyes.

If Chavez is starting for this team, Anthopolous has lost his **** mind.
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Post#274 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:50 pm by Schadenfreude

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Schadenfreude wrote:Blah doesn't quite cover it; starting Chavez is wretch-worthy, if it comes to that. Worse than Laffey. Quite surprised that we're not going with Carreno, and I'd be stunned if it's Hutch.


Apparently Carreno was going deep into counts in LV, which scares AA for some reason. Chavez isn't terrible, better than Laffey for sure.


Chavez is unquestionably terrible. His xFIP is a little better than Laffey's, but that's because xFIP takes one look at his insane HR rate and says "holy ****, there's no possible way that's sustainable." But then you look at the fact that he's a power pitcher who has surrendered 1.0 HR/9 over his past 150 IP in the minors, and you realize that yeah, it's quite possible that it is in fact sustainable.
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Post#275 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:55 pm by Trilogy

I don't get why a guy like Chavez is getting a look, if they are going the stop gap route it makes more sense to let either Villanueva or Perez start and keeping Evan Crawford in the pen.
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Post#276 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:39 am by satyr9

Trilogy wrote:I don't get why a guy like Chavez is getting a look, if they are going the stop gap route it makes more sense to let either Villanueva or Perez start and keeping Evan Crawford in the pen.


Well, I think if either was the plan there would've been a conditioning stint or something by now to try and stretch them out a bit, but I wonder if they might consider something like what they're doing in the low minors and for the one start on Saturday let Villanueva and Perez go 3 each and get Carreno for the next one. I'd say there's almost zero chance of that happening, but I'm not certain that wouldn't be a stronger move than rushing Hutch or calling up Chavez. It could potentially wreak a bit of havoc on the rest of the 'pen though as they'd need recovery time.
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Post#277 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:08 am by Lateral Quicks

At this point I'd be surprised if it wasn't Hutch. Farrell loves him, and AA has publicly stated that a promotion wouldn't hinder his progression (ala Alvarez's early promotion). They also don't want a stopgap, and that's precisely what Chavez (who?) would be.

Personally I thought Carreno did well enough to deserve another shot, but as of now I believe Hutch is the better starter.
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Post#278 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:10 am by Al_Oliver

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Trilogy wrote:I don't get why a guy like Chavez is getting a look, if they are going the stop gap route it makes more sense to let either Villanueva or Perez start and keeping Evan Crawford in the pen.


Well, I think if either was the plan there would've been a conditioning stint or something by now to try and stretch them out a bit, but I wonder if they might consider something like what they're doing in the low minors and for the one start on Saturday let Villanueva and Perez go 3 each and get Carreno for the next one. I'd say there's almost zero chance of that happening, but I'm not certain that wouldn't be a stronger move than rushing Hutch or calling up Chavez. It could potentially wreak a bit of havoc on the rest of the 'pen though as they'd need recovery time.


The best option was Carreno, not sure why they had him start in Vegas last night. Makes far more sense to have him go and not change other players' roles
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Post#279 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:47 am by LBJSeizedMyID

Trilogy wrote:I don't get why a guy like Chavez is getting a look, if they are going the stop gap route it makes more sense to let either Villanueva or Perez start and keeping Evan Crawford in the pen.


Agree with this. How many days between starts for Villanueva? They can't fit him anywhere, here's a perfect situation.
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Post#280 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:23 pm by jim todd

Like everyone else, I'm surprised it won't be Carreno. At the same time, I'd love to see Hutch in action.
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Post#281 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:11 pm by Michael Bradley

If the Jays were willing to use a stop-gap 5th starter with McGowan injured I think they probably would have gone with Cecil or Laffey right out of the gate. If I were a betting man, I'd say Hutchison will get the nod.
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Post#282 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:10 pm by satyr9

Al_Oliver wrote:The best option was Carreno, not sure why they had him start in Vegas last night. Makes far more sense to have him go and not change other players' roles


Well I'm actually quite happy if they identified something they didn't like about his mechanics (non-repeating delivery I think I) and want to work on getting things right rather than going on his results and hoping he'll continue to be okay.

Really the Laffey up and down that keeps him from being eligible to return in time is the one that I don't get. Not that I'm in a tearing hurry to watch Laffey pitch for the Jays, but this seems to be exactly the situation he was signed for. It's not like they didn't know when they needed a 5th again.
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Post#283 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:20 pm by flatjacket1

satyr9 wrote:Really the Laffey up and down that keeps him from being eligible to return in time is the one that I don't get. Not that I'm in a tearing hurry to watch Laffey pitch for the Jays, but this seems to be exactly the situation he was signed for. It's not like they didn't know when they needed a 5th again.


I completely agree with this. Although I don't like the idea of Laffey, why shoot yourself in the foot and not allow yourself at least the option. It seems like either a rookie mistake or somehow a planned move?

I don't know.
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Post#284 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:15 pm by vaff87

Nicolino, Sanchez, and Syndergaard have now combined for 27 innings, 15 hits, 9 walks, 35 strike outs, and 0 runs, by my count.
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Post#285 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:34 pm by Graham's Cracker

Danny Barnes blows his first save at Dunedin this year. He gave up an uncharacteristic 4 walks in two-thirds.

Woj had a good start though. 6 IP 6 Hits 1 ER 1 BB

Crouse and Knecht have both thrown a runner out at the plate.

Marisnick has two hits including a 2B, has a SB too, his fourth.
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Post#286 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:53 pm by Graham's Cracker

Marisnick got his third hit in the 9th a single and walkoff RBI to win the game.
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Post#287 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:54 pm by Graham's Cracker

D'Arnaud has his first HR of the season.

Sierra has his 4th and Snider is continuing to get it done 2-3 (Has a hit in all 12 games to start the season) with a BB, RBI, 2 runs scored and a SB. Footsteps Mr. Thames.
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Post#288 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:58 pm by blackflash234

With Hutchison now promoted to the Blue Jays, I wonder who gets promoted to Double A soon.
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Post#289 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 pm by Graham's Cracker

blackflash234 wrote:With Hutchison now promoted to the Blue Jays, I wonder who gets promoted to Double A soon.

Asher? He's had back-to-back good starts and a full season in A+.
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Post#290 Re: 2012 Minor Leagues/Prospect Discussion Th
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:31 am by Al_Oliver

satyr9 wrote:
Al_Oliver wrote:The best option was Carreno, not sure why they had him start in Vegas last night. Makes far more sense to have him go and not change other players' roles


Well I'm actually quite happy if they identified something they didn't like about his mechanics (non-repeating delivery I think I) and want to work on getting things right rather than going on his results and hoping he'll continue to be okay.

Really the Laffey up and down that keeps him from being eligible to return in time is the one that I don't get. Not that I'm in a tearing hurry to watch Laffey pitch for the Jays, but this seems to be exactly the situation he was signed for. It's not like they didn't know when they needed a 5th again.


Good point, do you think that is that what happened?
Now that Hutch seems to be getting the start, I have no problem with the move they made...
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