Organizational filler for future organizational filler. Good stuff.
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.
If that doesn't say bust right there, then I don't know what does. A 34 year old AAA player. Ha.
Denham is a former 1st-round pick and was a top Indians prospect for awhile. Could be interesting, if his arm is sound.
At least we got younger
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13, 15
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Manon has been around a while.
A 34 year old AAA righty whose name doesn't even remotely ring a bell...hmmm. That is a rare bird and an odd return for a former member of the A's rotation and a 24 year old former first rounder.
Could there be more going on here? This may be the prelude to a bigger deal...maybe.
Last edited by Spitball; 07-13-2007 at 01:20 PM.
"I am your child from the future. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this earlier." - Dylan Easton
Denham has been backpedaling something serious. He was a HS draft pick in 2001 and made it to AAA in 2005... but ever since there have been problems. He walked a bunch of people in 2006 in AA, struggled a second time in AAA and was let go as a 6YR FA. Now, this year, he's made only 16 appearances, all in relief after starting exclusively for all of his career (except for '06), and struggled some more.
And now he's back in High-A. Hopefully the Reds made sure the guy was healthy first, because the stats show he might not be.