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    Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    The writing's on the wall

    It's safe to assume Brandon Claussen won't be making his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Mets. Asked that question directly tonight, this is what Jerry Narron had to say:

    "Brandon Claussenís been in our rotation all year. He did have a good outing last time, we are looking for him to be more consistent and give us some good outings. We definitely gave Joe Mays a chance to get stretched out a little bit tonight. You face a lineup like that, youíve got to have good stuff. You cannot go out there half-stepping."

    One other telling comment from Narron:

    "I would like to see Brandon be aggressive, I would like to see him make some quality pitches, I would like to see him get some guys out early in the count. For whatever reason, right now heís not doing that for us."

    Claussen, a stand-up guy, was very emotional after the game. He knows what's coming, and he certainly took as professional an approach as you could ask for when questioned about it.

    "I havenít done my job lately, and if thatís the decision they feel is going to help this ballclub, then I will support that decision 100 percent," he said. "If they believe that I can still get the job done in the starting rotation, Iíll support that 100 percent. I feel that whatever decision is made is going to be the right decision and I will never argue that at all."
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    Ugh...

    I know Claussen has been bad, but Mays was even worse when starting for the Royals.
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    Considering how mental the game of baseball is, wouldn't you think pitching for a team as terrible as Kansas City could have an adverse effect on your performance? Just a thought.

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    Oh good grief... from the frying pan into the fire. He's certainly no improvement.

    I must admit that this is one move by Krivsky that I totally don't get. The guy is certainly no upgrade.

    There has GOT to be a better solution. I have more faith in AAA pitchers than I do in Mays.

    I truly feel sorry for Brandon. An occasional bad outing is to be expected, but I don't understand how he can be decent one outing and stink up the joint the next. That said, I'm sure he feels pretty bad about it too.
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    I actually thought that when Claussen got pulled. I didn't think Mays, but I figured Brandon wouldn't get to start his next game.

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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    For me, right now, Joe Mays is in the "Krivsky must know what he's doing zone" but it's not a very big window. Maybe he'll be the Brandon Phillips of castoff pitchers.

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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    If I remember correctly, most of Krivsky's moves have been questioned so far and they have turned out okay for the most part. Many people didn't like getting Arroyo for WMP.. that's been great for us. Most people didn't like Scott Hatteberg, he has been a solid 1B & OBP guy. Nobody could understand why we would trade for David Ross, he is slugging almost .800. Now, I understand that everything Krivsky touches cannot turn to gold but he has a great track record so far, so I am willing to give him a chance on this move as well.

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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    I haven't questioned any of his moves, because I think he's a smart judge of talent. But I totally think he's out on a limb on this one. He hasn't been very good, especially tonight.
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    Mays has some movement but after seeing him tonight he is not likely to be the answer. He has a short stride and pitches from a very upright position and really struggled to drive the ball down in the zone. He left a lot of pitches up and I am guessing that's what got him killed in KC and I also didn't see anything resembling a decent changeup
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    I predict Mays will benefit from his unfamiliarity in the NL, at least for a few starts, before he returns to career norms. He'll definitely benefit from greater run support than he got in KC.

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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    Does Claussen still have options? If he does, send him down to Louisville to work out his problems.
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    I predict Mays will benefit from his unfamiliarity in the NL, at least for a few starts, before he returns to career norms. He'll definitely benefit from greater run support than he got in KC.
    whenyour ERA is over 9 you better have run support. Mays is nothing but flotsam. He will fail if they try using him in any role other than long relief, there's a reason he was released by the worst team in baseball
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Does Claussen still have options?
    No
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    I would try Gosling, Burns or Germano before I'd go to Mays.
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    Re: Mays most likely to take Brandons next start Per Marcs Blog

    How about a compromise: Claussen to the pen, Mays stays in the pen, White gets DFA, and Dumatrait gets a few starts to see if he can handle the bigs.


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