For your perusal:
For your perusal:
Really interesting comments from Buckley in the article, especially on Lutz being in AAA before next year is done.
"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
I saw Hamilton steal a record-setting base when he was in Dayton and he is really something to watch on the basepaths. It's definitely disappointing they didn't promote him.
I was glad to see the report on Carlos Contreras. He and Wirfin Obispo could be under-the-radar guys to help in the bullpen before long.
Pleasantly surprised to see the positive evaluation of Travis Mattair, too.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
My choice of relievers, though, is still Drew Hayes. He struggled a bit after skipping High-A, but settled in and seems to have what it takes. I find it interesting that, two years ago at Dayton, Sharky Rogers pitched well but looked to be behind Hayes, Blaine Howell and perhaps Daniel Wolford in the bullpen pecking order. And from there, he became one of the top starters in the system this year.
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