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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Maloney has given up 3 HR in 58.1 innings.

    Slugger field Outfield Dimensions:
    Left 325 feet
    Center 405 feet
    Right 340 feet

    GABP
    Left: 328 feet
    Center: 404 feet
    Right: 325 feet

    Maloney is a lefty and all 3 of his HRs allowed have been by RHB.

    Granted he would not be as successful in the bigs but he should still be successful

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Which is why it makes even less sense to go outside the organization for the Matt Maloney's of the world when you probably have half a dozen similar pitchers in your own organization. I really don't see a dominant ballpark style throughout the major leagues (like the astroturf era) that warrants constructing teams/rosters with these kind of minor factors in mind. I think it is mostly just trying to find any justification for the value of a marginal player.
    I see your point of view but disagree with your view of the player. Go find those half a dozen guys as good as Maloney in every other organization. As far as I know the guy has one flaw that may or may not not make him as productive as one would like in a top 3 HR park in baseball. That does not make him marginal that makes him a poor mans Chris Young, IMO. A usable back end starter who can be a 3 in an ideal environment.
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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Maloney with 6 Ks in three shutout innings so far today. At this point, the Reds are making a mistake keeping him at AAA. Any AAA starting pitching prospect this hot should be in the major leagues -- even if the success is just a hot streak, the major league team can benefit now.

    Bring him up or trade him promptly, IMO.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Maloney with 6 Ks in three shutout innings so far today. At this point, the Reds are making a mistake keeping him at AAA. Any AAA starting pitching prospect this hot should be in the major leagues -- even if the success is just a hot streak, the major league team can benefit now.

    Bring him up or trade him promptly, IMO.
    5 shut out innings now, 0 walks, 7 K's and his e.r.a. is down to 2.13.

    What would be the harm in giving him a major league start? Geez, he's a lefty and we have no lefty starters.

    Edit: Stubbs hit his 2nd HR of the season to put them up 1-0.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude Rock View Post
    5 shut out innings now, 0 walks, 7 K's and his e.r.a. is down to 2.13.

    What would be the harm in giving him a major league start? Geez, he's a lefty and we have no lefty starters.
    And Owings is chugging along with a 5.10 ERA, 5.29 xFIP. Maloney is doing what he needs to do though, he is putting up numbers so good that they can't be ignored.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Honestly, I don't see why he can't be a left handed version of Bronson Arroyo. I'd like to see the Reds move Owings to the bullpen and give Maloney a chance.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Somehow this thread reminds me of the hue and cry at Redszone to bring up Phil Dumatrait in 2007. That wasn't pretty, at all.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Somehow this thread reminds me of the hue and cry at Redszone to bring up Phil Dumatrait in 2007. That wasn't pretty, at all.

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    Dumatrait never once posted numbers like Maloney has over the last three seasons.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    An absolute gem today pitched by Maloney...

    8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 100 pitches...season ERA at AAA is at 2.04! 2.04!!!

    This guy deserves a shot to pitch at the bigs...whether it be in Cincinnati or elsewhere. Seriously, his value will likely never be higher than it is now. Not to mention...Owings has sucked. Push Owings to the pen and give Maloney a shot and either send Burton down or DFA Lincoln.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    The only real reason to temper your enthusiasm about Maloney is that there are a lot more guys in the bigs that can crush a curveball than at AAA. But Maloney has absolutely earned a chance to find out how he can do against them.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Somehow this thread reminds me of the hue and cry at Redszone to bring up Phil Dumatrait in 2007. That wasn't pretty, at all.

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    Phil Dumatrait, AAA 2007: 5.5 K/9, 3.5 BB/9
    Matt Maloney, AAA 2009: 7.8 K/9, 1.2 BB/9

    Yeah they are basically the exact same!

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    How about this?

    Reds trade either Arroyo or Harang -- whomever they like the least right now -- for Jermaine Dye and a solid minor league prospect.

    Reds bring up Maloney as the fourth starter.

    Big upgrade on offense. Risky for Reds pitching, but two key assets (Cueto and Volquez) retained. Should be pretty neutral in terms of dollars.

    Chisox looking for starting pitching based on press reports of Peavy and Oswalt efforts.

    Throw in Bailey if Chisox put a top minor leaguer in the deal.

    Fire away.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    How bout pull Maloney up for a couple of Owings' starts to get an idea of how he'll do before we do something that can't be undone?

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    How bout pull Maloney up for a couple of Owings' starts to get an idea of how he'll do before we do something that can't be undone?
    Because if he gets rocked his trade value takes a big hit. That is in no way the way a major league baseball team should conduct itself but I can see argument.

    I'd be all for bringing him up and seeing what he's got against major league hitters.

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    Re: Matt Maloney has pitched better than Homer has in Louisville this year

    Ok, call up Maloney, move Micah Owings to first base full-time! :-)


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