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#1 BSLZachSpedden

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:08 AM

If his struggles continue, the Orioles might make a move that for many has been inevitable. 

 

http://baltimorespor...t-move-bullpen/


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:22 AM

Yes, although I am not sure we have an alternative for the rotation right now.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:29 AM

Yes, although I am not sure we have an alternative for the rotation right now.

 

Agree.  Leave him there for now.  Maybe shift him to the pen when Gallardo gets back, although I think we may be better served keeping him (or Wilson) stretched out at Norfolk in case of another injury or someone struggling and needing to be replaced.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:30 AM

Yes, although I am not sure we have an alternative for the rotation right now.

 

You've been leading the Worley train, haven't you?

 

Gausman, Tillman, Jimenez, Wilson, Worley...

 

Or are you saying you prefer Wright starting over Wilson?



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:44 AM

You've been leading the Worley train, haven't you?

 

Gausman, Tillman, Jimenez, Wilson, Worley...

 

Or are you saying you prefer Wright starting over Wilson?

LOL

 

I just pulled a Stoner and forgot about Worley!   :)

 

Yes, by all means, take Wright out of the rotation and put Worley in it.  He's a better starter.

 

There is some merit to keeping Wright stretched out in AAA, as Mackus said.

 

This team could really use another starter...you know, like MGon!!


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:24 AM

Four man rotation would work awfully well for a team with only a few starters but lots of middle relievers.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:28 AM

Four man rotation would work awfully well for a team with only a few starters but lots of middle relievers.


Would be a better idea of KG could be full go and throw as many innings as needed.
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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:37 AM

Four man rotation would work awfully well for a team with only a few starters but lots of middle relievers.

 

It feels like a lot to ask our SP who struggle to get through 5-6 innings reasonably well on 4-days rest to try and get through 4-5 innings without imploding on only 3-days rest.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:48 AM

It feels like a lot to ask our SP who struggle to get through 5-6 innings reasonably well on 4-days rest to try and get through 4-5 innings without imploding on only 3-days rest.

 

Then use Tillman, Gausman and Jimenez on the first three days and pray for rain and off days.

 

After all those three DO have 16 of the Os 30 starts, and that's even with Gausman being hurt. They'd probably have 2 more if Gausman was healthy the whole season.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 11:15 AM

That's already basically what we do.  Buck tries to make sure he's got at least one of the relievers who are capable of going multiple innings fresh every day but particularly on days when guys like Wright or Wilson are starting.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 11:21 AM

I dont think Wight's stuff plays up much in the BP. Would rather keep him starting in AAA.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 11:32 AM

I dont think Wight's stuff plays up much in the BP. Would rather keep him starting in AAA

 

I disagree with the point about Wright's stuff translated to a relief role, not everybody simply slides in and pitches great, but I think he's pretty ideally suited for that type of a move.  He's already shown he can dial his fastball up to 97-98 MPH in short stints.  That alone would play up his stuff as well as short one-inning stints would reduce the need for him to continue working in each of his slider, change, and curve and instead could pick one breaking ball and hopefully improve it, and just keep the change up in his back pocket for really rare use.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 12:02 PM

Four man rotation would work awfully well for a team with only a few starters but lots of middle relievers.

Rockies tried this in 2012 with their "piggyback" 4-man rotation. Starters would go 60-70 pitches, and a reliever would be assigned as their "piggyback" and would come in after that. It lasted most of the season before they scrapped it.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 12:30 PM

I dont think Wight's stuff plays up much in the BP. Would rather keep him starting in AAA.


The current stuff doesn't play well anywhere.

The stuff when he moves to the pen, which is almost guaranteed to
Improve, will be good out there.
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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:46 PM

Rockies tried this in 2012 with their "piggyback" 4-man rotation. Starters would go 60-70 pitches, and a reliever would be assigned as their "piggyback" and would come in after that. It lasted most of the season before they scrapped it.

 

A number of teams have tried it. It hasn't worked anywhere. Os are in a very unique situation though.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:04 PM

I could see Wright doing fine as a starter. The stuff is there. The mechanics and command can be there. I think the bigger problem is he's somewhat of a mental midget. 



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:24 PM

I could see Wright doing fine as a starter. The stuff is there. The mechanics and command can be there. I think the bigger problem is he's somewhat of a mental midget. 

Is it?  The secondaries are pretty weak and not consistent at all.

 

He has a good fastball that he doesn't command well.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:29 PM

Is it?  The secondaries are pretty weak and not consistent at all.

 

He has a good fastball that he doesn't command well.

His slider is good and his CH is passable. He has used the 2 seamer well at times. When he's not overthrowing, losing his bearing and his mechanics are good the pitches and command can be consistent. He's a project but the tools are all there. The head isn't. 



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:37 PM

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