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    Matt Maloney

    After throwing a complete game with two earned runs yesterday, Maloney has his ERA down to 4.32 in 100 innings. He's allowed 94 hits (10 homeruns) and posted a very good 28 BB/93 K ratio. Those are pretty good numbers considering how awful of an April he had (6.65 ERA in 23 innings with 30 hits allowed). Check out what's he did in his last 10 starts dating back to May 12th: 65.2 IP, 50 H, 17 BB/63 K, 3.29 ERA. He had three bad outings mixed in there in but his last two starts have been very good. I'd like to see Maloney brought up now and placed in the bullpen for now and then moved into the rotation if Arroyo. He'll never be an ace or anything but he's got a big durable frame (6'4" 220) and could settle in as a solid innings eating #5 starter in the mold of a Paul Maholm.
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    A 4.32 ERA in AAA isn't really something to be that excited about, right?
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    One other thing. With Cueto and Volquez throwing 94-96 mph heat, and Thompson around that area too, Maloney's 87-90 mph fastball, plus changeup, and solid curveball would be a nice change of pace in the rotation. With some defense behind him Maloney could develop into a 4.50 ERA type of pitcher IMO.
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    Maloney's flyball rates concern me with our park... I wouldn't bring him up until there is a spot in the rotation. I don't like him out of the bullpen so much.

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    Re: Matt Maloney

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    A 4.32 ERA in AAA isn't really something to be that excited about, right?
    That ERA really belies his peripherals. His FIP would be under 4.00 with those numbers, possibly in the mid 3's. While I'm not particularly high on his potential, I think he's definitely earned a shot. I think he could be that guy I was hoping Belisle would be -- ERA around 5.00 and 180 IP for cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    That ERA really belies his peripherals. His FIP would be under 4.00 with those numbers, possibly in the mid 3's. While I'm not particularly high on his potential, I think he's definitely earned a shot. I think he could be that guy I was hoping Belisle would be -- ERA around 5.00 and 180 IP for cheap.
    FIP is 3.70 right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    That ERA really belies his peripherals. His FIP would be under 4.00 with those numbers, possibly in the mid 3's. While I'm not particularly high on his potential, I think he's definitely earned a shot. I think he could be that guy I was hoping Belisle would be -- ERA around 5.00 and 180 IP for cheap.
    I think he can at least be a guy with a ERA in the 4.5, maybe 4.7 range. He's old enough and he has improved with time at each level and he is LH. I see zero reason why he shouldn't get a shot at this point.

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    I love maloney, have since his time in philly's minor leagues - but be warned... He is going to take time to adjust at the mlb level, just as he has at the aaa level. I think he can do it, but its going to take time and patience.
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    Re: Matt Maloney

    Maloney excites me in the same way that Dumatrait did last year. Which kind of scares me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    I love maloney, have since his time in philly's minor leagues - but be warned... He is going to take time to adjust at the mlb level, just as he has at the aaa level. I think he can do it, but its going to take time and patience.
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    Re: Matt Maloney

    The HRs are a concern, but it might be acceptable if he can keep baserunners off the bases. His recent numbers as far as BBs and hits are encouraging, I just want to see him continue it.

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    Maloney was doing well at keeping the ball in the yard until his real rough stretch. Didn't he go from like 2 to 7 in a few starts? That's one of the adjustment patches I'm talking about. Give him a half year or more before we really know if he can cut it IMO. He might have a transition similar to a jaime moyer.
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    Soft tossing in lefties in general usually get hit very hard there first time around. I wouldn't expect too much from Maloney if he's called up this season.
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    I'm not a fan. We need a lefty sure, but I don't see "it" in Maloney. Thats likely to be a shredded opinion on here I know, but my gut says nu-uh.

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    Re: Matt Maloney

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    The HRs are a concern, but it might be acceptable if he can keep baserunners off the bases. His recent numbers as far as BBs and hits are encouraging, I just want to see him continue it.
    I agree here, he needs more of a track record before he would unseat any current starters. Now if Arroyo were dealt then it's the logical 1st choice at this point.
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