Re: What does Carlos Guevara have left to prove in AA
Maybe if he grew a few inches and threw a fastball a little harder we could give him a chance to actually see if his stuff works on more experienced players. If not, maybe we should let him age a few years and then flip him to another team who can send us a guy who has proven that he doesn't have what it takes at the major league level.
Question, what makes the screwball a gimmick pitch. It's not like it's an eephus pitch that he throws once a game to get a key strikeout. If he's throwing it regularly, and it continues to work, is it still a gimmick? And if so, and it just works because few other guys throw it, should it keep working as he moves up to higher levels? Not too many guys can throw a curve ball like Rich Hill, a sinker like Brandon Webb, or a cutter like Mo' Rivera. Gimmick pitch or just a good out pitch? You be the judge.
Chad Bradford has turned a "gimmick delivery" in to a pretty nice little career.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 08-02-2007 at 07:25 PM.