Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
Sounds an awful lot like Joseph just at a lower level and a different breaking pitch (slider). So it begs the question why not Donnie? For that matter why any of the remaining arms over Joseph, last years #11 RZ prospect? Something about fans and what have you done for me lately kind of thinking.
Well, I would start with the fact that Smith has two advantages: He still has a chance to start and he can throw his breaking ball, which isn't as good as Joseph's, but still pretty good, for strikes.

With that said, I still think Smith winds up a reliever and the uptick in Joseph's fastball this season is enough for me to still put him over Smith. But I still haven't gotten to Joseph just yet.