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    Richie Gardner

    Is it time to move Gardner up to AA? His line so far:

    1.65 era, 7 starts, 43.2 ip, 29 h, 8 er, 1 HR, 9 bb, 25 k, 2.21 GO/FO, .187 avg

    He is also 25 years old. Not sure how the arm is doing, but numbers say he is doing ok.

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    Re: Richie Gardner

    My opinion Aves is that although Gardner's numbers are strong overall, his K rate isn't particularly great - and is definitely not as good as it was a few years ago. Obviously it isn't supposed to be great since he's just getting back, but my general feeling is that he should get the opportunity to dominate like he did prior to the injury before he gets bumped up. My reasoning is that he should just simply be working on getting his timing and confidence back after the initial recovery. So unless he is missing more bats, I think he should be kept in High-A so he can regain the confidence he had in 2004. However, I am pretty nervous with pitchers so my slow approach may not be always desirable. I'm curious to see what others think about Gardner, because I still think he has a future as AT LEAST a middle relief guy.
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    Re: Richie Gardner

    I agree this should be a year where they should take it slow with him. I really dont care about his age because he's a pitcher.

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    Re: Richie Gardner

    There may not be a place for him yet in AA. Who does he replace in Chattanooga . . . the Lookout rotation right now appears to be Fisher (0.00), Avery (2.97), Vazquez (3.20), Lecure (3.09) and Mallett (2.52). All are doing decent but I don't think any of these guys are ready for a bump to Louisville. Although, Mallett recently moved into the rotation so I guess he could go back to the pen.

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    Re: Richie Gardner

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    Is it time to move Gardner up to AA? His line so far:

    1.65 era, 7 starts, 43.2 ip, 29 h, 8 er, 1 HR, 9 bb, 25 k, 2.21 GO/FO, .187 avg

    He is also 25 years old. Not sure how the arm is doing, but numbers say he is doing ok.
    Yes, according to the Age and numbers. Who would move down or up to open up a spot?
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    Re: Richie Gardner

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_Davis View Post
    Yes, according to the Age and numbers. Who would move down or up to open up a spot?
    Lots of candidates to simply cut loose. Shack is 30 and having an awful year. Steve Kelly probably will never get a shot and has regressed it seems. I'd promote Gardner to AA, move Mallett to the pen and move Pelland to the AAA pen. I'd cut Shack, promote Marcos Mateo to take Gardner's spot with Pauly or Ruzic moving to the rotation and move a guy from extended spring to Dayton to take Mateo's spot.

    With the wave of draftees less than a month away, some of the organizational filler will need to go anyway.
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