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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You know I'll leave a comment... Trade Upton to the Padres, who need an outfielder with some pop, for some of their pitchers. I have onl been saying this for 2 years now.



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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justin wrote:
From the article levski linked:

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You know I'll leave a comment... Trade Upton to the Padres, who need an outfielder with some pop, for some of their pitchers. I have onl been saying this for 2 years now.




Its not as silly as you think, If the Padres have any breathing middle relievers we'd be silly to pass up that deal up.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Justin wrote:
From the article levski linked:

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You know I'll leave a comment... Trade Upton to the Padres, who need an outfielder with some pop, for some of their pitchers. I have onl been saying this for 2 years now.




Its not as silly as you think, If the Padres have any breathing middle relievers we'd be silly to pass up that deal up.

riiiiiiiiiiiiight.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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- J. Valverde relieved R. Perry
- N. Swisher struck out swinging
- M. Teixeira struck out looking
- A. Rodriguez struck out swinging


Sigh.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ryan Perry graduated my high school a year after I did. Never would have guessed hed be in the Majors. Its a little weird. Especially since its Marana High School Laughing Confused
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ryan Perry graduated my high school a year after I did. Never would have guessed hed be in the Majors. Its a little weird. Especially since its Marana High School Laughing Confused


i can top that - jamie moyer graduated from high school the same year as me (1981), and he's in his 24th season in the majors.

he's also the oldest pitcher in MLB history to pitch a shutout.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colt-Back wrote:
Justin wrote:
From the article levski linked:

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You know I'll leave a comment... Trade Upton to the Padres, who need an outfielder with some pop, for some of their pitchers. I have onl been saying this for 2 years now.




Its not as silly as you think, If the Padres have any breathing middle relievers we'd be silly to pass up that deal up.


or put upton on waivers, if some team grabs him we can use the savings to sign relievers.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would Augie's trade value be? Snyder's trade value looks like it would be quite high right now.... fantastic defense and his offense this season is phenomenal.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What would Augie's trade value be?


Next to nil... guys like Augie are a dime a dozen, every team has 2-3 guys already in their org who can produce Ojeda's #s
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ValueArb wrote:
Colt-Back wrote:
Justin wrote:
From the article levski linked:

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You know I'll leave a comment... Trade Upton to the Padres, who need an outfielder with some pop, for some of their pitchers. I have onl been saying this for 2 years now.




Its not as silly as you think, If the Padres have any breathing middle relievers we'd be silly to pass up that deal up.


or put upton on waivers, if some team grabs him we can use the savings to sign relievers.


You sir are a genius, what a perfect way to maximise Upton's minimal value.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And we get a change in the PEN. Shocked

Manager A.J. Hinch said the Diamondbacks will skip right-hander Cesar Valdez's turn in the rotation, moving him into the bullpen for the next few games.

His next start is expected to come either Monday or Tuesday in Florida.

Hinch said not to consider Valdez's time in the bullpen in the next few days as an audition, but the club has talked about using him in a relief role.

"He does a lot of things that are good," Byrnes said. "He throws strikes. He keeps the ball on the ground. He has a swing-and-miss pitch. We'll see."

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diamondbacks/articles/2010/05/11/20100511arizona-diamondbacks-all-star-game.html#ixzz0nh6jw3d4
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dback reliever Daniel Stange entered the game in the 8th inning and threw 27 pitches without retiring a batter setting a new Dback record for most pitches thrown in an outing without recording an out. The old record was 26 pitches by Armando Reynoso on April 23, 2000.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diamondbacks/articles/2010/05/11/20100511arizona-diamondbacks-los-angeles-dodgers-loss.html#reply20074436#ixzz0nhNW4DER

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After last night's mess, our bullpen ERA is now 7.55 - a full 2 runs more than the next worst team. 55 walks in 95 innings, .289 BAA, and an eye-popping 21 HR allowed.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sb24ws2005 wrote:
After last night's mess, our bullpen ERA is now 7.55 - a full 2 runs more than the next worst team. 55 walks in 95 innings, .289 BAA, and an eye-popping 21 HR allowed.

MLB Bullpen Statistics


not to mention, only the Cubs and Cleveland have given up more than our 8 unearned runs in the pen... throws those in for good measure and we're flirting with 1 run allowed an inning for 6 frickin weeks.

Gotta kill the offense to know they better have at least a 4-5 run lead every night by the time the 7th rolls around.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE SHADOW wrote:
"He does a lot of things that are good," Byrnes said. "He throws strikes. He keeps the ball on the ground. He has a swing-and-miss pitch. We'll see."


Where was I when he was throwing strikes? Confused

And when you hear a GM say, "we'll see," in this case, it actually means, "I don't know what the fuck to do, so I'll do this for the sake of making a move." Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cesar Valdez has been moved to the pen!

Our prayers have been answered!

If Byrnes is going to just start throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks, he should go all the way with it and just start bringing people up now for maximum shit throwing/sticking potential.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snyder or Jackson for pitching? It would have to be damn good pitching, especially when you're talking relief, but I don't see any other trade chips that are worth it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tom McKean of ESPN Stats & Information contributes this, about the Arizona bullpen (the numbers he cites are prior to the D-backs' blowout loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday):

Really bad aspects of teams sometimes can be fascinating. Take Arizona's bullpen. It could very well be the worst in recent memory, or distant memory for that matter. Through 33 games, the Diamondbacks' relief staff sports an ERA of 7.09. That's an astounding 1.67 points worse than any other team in the big leagues. Only one reliever, Aaron Heilman, has an ERA less than 6.00, and his is nothing impressive (4.26). Also consider that seven relievers who have logged innings this year have an ERA of more than 6.50, while Heilman also is the only man in the bullpen with a WHIP less than 1.20.

Currently, the next closest bad ERA is Anaheim, with a 5.42 mark, and the Cubs at 5.22. It's not even close.While a considerable amount of the season remains, Arizona would have to lower its ERA significantly to avoid becoming the worst bullpen of the past 40 years (divisional era). That distinction currently belongs to the 2007 Devil Rays, who posted a relief ERA of 6.16 on the season.

Here's a look at the worst 'pen ERAs of the past 25 years, courtesy of Elias:

2007 Devil Rays: 6.16
1996 Tigers: 5.97
1999 Mariners: 5.94
1999 Royals: 5.77
2007 Orioles: 5.75

The Diamondbacks' relievers have allowed 54 percent of inherited runners to score this season; that's 10 percent more than any other team, and the league average this year is around 33 percent. Righty Esmerling Vasquez is a big culprit, having allowed all five baserunners he's inherited this season to cross the plate. With lefties Clay Zavada and Jordan Norberto in the minors, part of the issue is likely that Arizona has no pitchers in the starting or relief staff who are left-handers.

Here's where some notable relievers are struggling in 2010:

Blaine Boyer -- Fifty-six percent of two-strike at-bats become outs (league average is 73 percent).
Juan Gutierrez -- Off-speed pitches count for strikes 51 percent of the time (league average is 61 percent).
Aaron Heilman -- A full 48 percent of plate appearances are four or fewer pitches (league average is 65 percent).

Bob Howry -- First batters faced in appearance are hitting .364 against him.
Chad Qualls -- Righties have an OPS of 1.041 against him.

The Diamondbacks' seven saves match their blown saves total, and their .282 opponent batting average is also second-worst in baseball. It could be a long summer in the desert.


And...this was BEFORE last night's mess!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stolen from KTAR sports interactive.

I'd rather have D-Backs broadcasters in the pen than the current guys. Fetters, Sutton, Candiotti,Joe Borowski and even Grace would be better.

Sounds like a plan. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diamondbacks/articles/2010/05/14/20100514arizona-diamondbacks-lose-atlanta-braves.html

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"It was a slider, on the black, down and away," Qualls said. "It was probably the weakest swing he took all night, and he wins the game. Obviously I have to tip my hat. He made contact with it and kept it fair. But it's just super frustrating. . . .

"I felt like I made great pitches the whole inning, and we come away with a loss."



Russ Ortiz called. He wants his stupid shtick back.

Someone send Qualls, and everyone else, to play in Flipper's burger league.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That must be his problem. If he's convinced that good pitches are a walk and 3 hits over 1/3 of an inning, he's just a little confused. Maybe he needs some therapy.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wedge wrote:
That must be his problem. If he's convinced that good pitches are a walk and 3 hits over 1/3 of an inning, he's just a little confused. Maybe he needs some therapy.


His only out was on a sacrifice bunt too, in which he could've easily nabbed the runner heading to third as well.
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So we got any more Rosas down in AAA or maybe some jobber prospects we can trade for Rosas?
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YBC-Dog wrote:
Cesar Valdez has been moved to the pen!

Our prayers have been answered!

If Byrnes is going to just start throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks, he should go all the way with it and just start bringing people up now for maximum shit throwing/sticking potential.


It couldn't hurt- start bringing up guys from AA, oh what the hell, why not A ball?? They couldn't possibly be any worse... Shocked Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wedge wrote:
That must be his problem. If he's convinced that good pitches are a walk and 3 hits over 1/3 of an inning, he's just a little confused. Maybe he needs some therapy.


I'm pretty sure he mouthed, "Unbelievable..." as he left the field. Confused

No shit.
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