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Gardner - Tore up High A, and AA and added to 40 man roster
The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.
Anyone have a problem with adding Chris Heisey into the rotation of players?
At this point I am really torn on alot of guys, so I went with Valaika. He is in my eyes a guy who hits well enough and plays just good enough defense to be a solid cheap starter. He kinda reminds me of Todd walker from the right side but with less patience, but slightly better defensively. So if he can improve his patience/discipline then he is a solid prospect, and i'm sure that he would go higher on my personal list. Turner could turn out to be the better of the 2 so it's a battle right now with them.
That's some good info OBM on Ramirez, he looks like a good bet to make some sort of an impact at some point.
I feel the same about McBeth in that he very well could have more of an impact than alot of guys before him but does he have the upside? I dunno but if he continues to work on his control/command he looks like a possible set-up type guy too me.
Gardner is becoming increasingly interesting as well, I will have to keep him in mind going forward.
I also think Dickerson should be higher but questions about his bat speed scare me. If he does have below avg bat speed he almost can do no right in the bigs, beyond a defensive replacement or pinch runner. But again he looks to be in the mix for a shot at some playing time so perhaps those whispers are not valid. I guess we will see come ST.
Tzu-Kai Chiu outpitched the #11 Reds propsect in what was both their first seasons in the the Reds' organization. Started off the year slowly due to tendonitis (his first two outings he stunk), but since then he killed the GCL. Any pitcher who has more pitches than his catcher has fingers AND throws them all for strikes is alright by me. TKC is my breakout pitcher in '08.
is Denorfia a good comp for Dickerson?
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."