Who's with me?
A little early to tell. He had a good outing tonight, but so did Thompson against the Yankees and we know how that turned out.
I am all in favor of someone (anyone?) replacing Homer. In fact, I'd run him back to Louisville tonight. If there ever was a pitcher who wasn't ready, Homer is the guy. Besides, Harang will be back soon and we've only got room for one 5th starter and Fogg is not suitable as a bullpen guy. The solution was to trade Fogg, but apparently no one wanted him (and I understand).
BTW, Dusty said tonight that they were "stretching out" Masset for that reason.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
I wasn't that particularly impressed with Masset today, but basically anyone in the major league rotation is a better idea than Bailey right now.
Masset reminds me in a lot of ways to Todd Wellemeyer. He's got a big frame, good velocity on the fastball, used to have theoretical promise... but also has no breaking stuff, below average command. Heck even mechanically they seem familiar.
I don't like Wellemeyer and I never have, and I probably wont like Masset. But ya, he's as logical as any candidate to replace Bailey as any. Protect the young arms and let them develop. Long term Masset likely wont be anything other than a 6-7th type of pitcher.
Masset had better movement then I was expecting. I was very surprised of his stuff. He had all his pitches tonight though. I still like homer getting another start. Just not hitting spots.
And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!
The Bailey experiment needs to be over for this year, this was the Nationals, not a team with talent.
Who did Masset replace on the roster? I'm assuming it was Coffey.
(Hairston was activated to replace Griffey.)
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
Activated outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. from 15-day disabled list; optioned pitcher Todd Coffey to Louisville of the International League (AAA).
Masset replaced Griffey and Hairston replaced Coffey.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Does this link work?
I like Masset his stuff was down and moving, what more do you want...give the kid a chance.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Harang is pitching a rehab start on Monday, so he's not quite ready to come back yet....Bailey's turn would be Wednesday.
Maybe he doesn't make that start.