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LincolnparkRed
07-17-2006, 03:42 PM
Wonder if he would have been called up by now if he stayed with the Reds??



Moseley, Saunders will be on display
BY DOUG PADILLA, Staff Writer

ANAHEIM - If the Angels intend to put together a trade package for a proven slugger, the next two nights could help their chances.

If rookie pitchers Dustin Moseley and Joe Saunders come up with solid starts over the the next two games, it could give the Angels added currency to swing a deal.

Moseley will make his major- league debut tonight in place of another rookie, Jered Weaver, who is experiencing biceps tendinitis. Weaver did not go on the disabled list but is having a start skipped in order to relieve soreness.

Saunders is expected to be recalled for Tuesday's game and take Moseley's place on the roster.

Saunders will pitch in place of Kelvim Escobar, who did go on the disabled list over the weekend with elbow tendinitis.

The non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, and the Toronto Blue Jays are itching for starting pitching. With Gustavo Chacin out until some time in August, the Blue Jays need a fifth starter.

The Blue Jays don't care to break up the heart of an offense that has carried them within striking distance of the Boston Red Sox in a tough American League East, but indications are that they might be desperate enough to do it.

Shea Hillenbrand is a free agent after this season and Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi already is looking toward next season's budget. Hillenbrand is making $5.8 million and will improve on that as a free agent.

"We've got some guys that we may not be able to bring back from a financial standpoint," Ricciardi said last week. "If we don't think we can fit someone in the budget, then that would be a guy that we'd be willing to trade."

The Blue Jays would prefer a proven starter over a young guy like Moseley or Saunders, but trade options have been limited. Toronto has about $2 million to work with in its budget.

In addition to a young pitcher, the Angels might be



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willing to part with another free-agent-to-be, Adam Kennedy, in a package for a hitter, but the Blue Jays are likely to prefer Howie Kendrick.

As of Sunday, Hillenbrand was batting .301 with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs. He can play both third and first base.

Moseley showing growth: Moseley, who was acquired after the 2004 season when Ramon Ortiz was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, has shown a steady improvement in the Angels organization.

"My command has improved (and) just my ability to slow the game down and think a little more out there," the 24-year old said. "I'm getting older with a little more time under my belt."

Moseley didn't pitch after July23 last season because of a sore shoulder. It ended up being a blessing.

"When I got hurt last year and rehabbed in Arizona, I just learned some things about my delivery and different things that helped my arm, and it's actually helped me throw more strikes this year," he said.

Aybar going to Salt Lake: Erick Aybar was optioned to Salt Lake after Sunday's game to make room on the roster for Moseley. Manager Mike Scioscia said Aybar was selected instead of Kendrick because there will be more playing options for Kendrick in the coming weeks.

Dizziness shelves Kotchman: Casey Kotchman experienced a bout of dizziness and will stop his rehab assignment at Salt Lake. Kotchman will return to Anaheim to be examined by team doctors. Kotchman has been on the disabled list since May 9 because of the effects of mononucleosis.

RedlegJake
07-17-2006, 04:20 PM
Moseley was a class kid - I hope he has a solid start for the Angels.

NJReds
07-17-2006, 04:28 PM
If he has a solid start, maybe we'll trade Dunn for him, along with Erstad. :mooner:

westofyou
07-17-2006, 04:42 PM
I saw the Portland Beavers beat up on his weak stuff earlier this season.

LincolnparkRed
07-17-2006, 04:55 PM
Does anyone else think that he would have been here before the Joe Mays experience this year? Kriv seems very loyal to his former twins so imagine he might have been in Louisville at this point.

BuckU
07-17-2006, 05:05 PM
Does anyone else think that he would have been here before the Joe Mays experience this year? Kriv seems very loyal to his former twins so imagine he might have been in Louisville at this point.

Nah....If he was deserving he'd be up. He brought up EZ and that wasn't his guy.

Patrick Bateman
07-17-2006, 05:09 PM
I'd rather having Gosling.

Reds1
07-17-2006, 05:14 PM
I'll like to see how he does. I have a bunch of autos and Rookie cards maybe I should put on eBay if he does well. I always like the kid.

NC Reds
07-17-2006, 05:16 PM
Dustin's late father was a Redszone poster. I hope he pitches a shutout. :beerme:

flyer85
07-17-2006, 05:17 PM
Moseley was a class kid who we gave away for less than nothing, ouch.

RBA
07-17-2006, 05:19 PM
I hope he does well.

Aronchis
07-17-2006, 05:23 PM
who we gave away for less than nothing, ouch.

We also gave up nothing as well. Ouch.

flyer85
07-17-2006, 05:26 PM
We also gave up nothing as well. Ouch.that remains to be seen.

Caveat Emperor
07-17-2006, 05:26 PM
Just so nobody really gets broken up about not having Dustin Mosley around:

Dustin Mosley (Minor Leagues - 5 seasons)

W L Era G Gs Ip H9 Hr9 Bb9 K9 Whip
37 38 3.87 115 115 681.1 9.04 0.73 2.85 6.16 1.32

Justin Germano (Minor Leagues - 5 seasons)

W L ERA G GS IP H9 HR9 BB9 K9 WHIP
59 45 3.73 150 141 904 9.34 0.79 1.73 7.35 1.23
Just sayin...

Aronchis
07-17-2006, 05:27 PM
that remains to be seen.

Yup, but his weak stuff spells out: AAAA.

flyer85
07-17-2006, 05:28 PM
Yup, but his weak stuff spells out: AAAA.his career may not be as a starter but his stuff is likely better than Claussen and Milton and close to being on par with Ramirez.

In fact realizing he plays in a major hitters park at altitude his 2006 numbers play well in K rate and HR rate.

RFS62
07-17-2006, 06:41 PM
Good luck, kid.

KronoRed
07-17-2006, 07:14 PM
Hope he does well.

SirFelixCat
07-17-2006, 07:23 PM
I met him when I did my interviews a few seasons back...seemed like a great kid and I hope for only the best success for him.

Tornon
07-17-2006, 11:20 PM
Not a very impressive start.. threw lots of pitches and the Indians were lining them this way & that even though only 1 run scored. He looks pretty hittable

15fan
07-17-2006, 11:36 PM
Dustin's late father was a Redszone poster. I hope he pitches a shutout. :beerme:

Late father?

Hopefully, you mean late as in he missed his flight & wasn't going to get to Dustin's game until the middle innings...

If it's the other "late"...

Damn.

:(

Aronchis
07-18-2006, 12:21 AM
Dustin gave up 8 hits in 3 innings...........and the pitcher should have the element of surprise before they catchup. Ouch.

CTA513
07-18-2006, 12:37 AM
4 Innings, 10 Hits (2 homeruns), 4 Runs, 0 Walks, 2 Strikeouts

Reds1
07-18-2006, 12:39 AM
Guess I won't be selling any cards on ebay anytime soon!

jmcclain19
07-18-2006, 01:24 AM
Late father?

Hopefully, you mean late as in he missed his flight & wasn't going to get to Dustin's game until the middle innings...

If it's the other "late"...

Damn.

:(

Sadly no

http://www.redszone.com/forums/member.php?u=615

RIP TMos

KronoRed
07-18-2006, 02:21 AM
4 Innings, 10 Hits (2 homeruns), 4 Runs, 0 Walks, 2 Strikeouts
Reminds me of an Ortiz start

919191
07-18-2006, 02:59 AM
tmos, if you still come around, I bet you were proud tonight!

kheidg-
07-18-2006, 03:08 AM
tmos, if you still come around, I bet you were proud tonight!

I'm pretty sure Dustin's dad passed away shortly before he was traded to the Angels.

I watched him pitch on MLB.TV tonight and he wasn't horrible was getting hit pretty hard. 5 Runs, 4 Innings. The 10 hits are a bit alarming, but considering he didn't walk anybody it's not quite Joe Mays-ish. Congrats to him on his first big league win tonight.