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  1. TWS1986

    TWS1986 SPX '05
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    Eh. McCullers I have hope for at least as a reliever. The others, **** em lol.
     
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  2. raining threes

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    McCullers would be more valuable as a closer. IMHO
     
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    Has all the makings of one. Low stamina but high velo fastball, and a plus breaking pitch.
     
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    To me, his primary failing is that he gets rattled easily. And often when that happens, he falls apart. As a starter, there is at least the opportunity to recover. Gather himself, and maybe come back the next inning back on track. As a closer, it will be more boom or bust.

    If and when he ever gets a handle on his emotions, he could be an excellent closer.
     
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    McCullers on the IL

    damn this team is snakebit
     
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  6. Buck Turgidson

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    Yes, and this frustrates the hell out of me. You can see it happening in real time.

    This is his 1st year back from TJ, everyone has always said it'll take a year of pitching to get right, so I'm cutting him a whole lot of slack this year.
     
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    At this point, why the hell not. Can't be worse than Bielak.
     
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    I'm assuming Bielak is at least part of the TBA for the dh'er Tuesday.
     
  10. TWS1986

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    :(
     
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  11. phasors28

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    Verlander to Closer
    Pressly to 8th
    Peacock to 7th
     
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  12. ktex

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    we are hard to watch at this point.
     
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    It's almost unbearable. Well no, it is unbearable scratch that. lol.
     
  14. SKYGODZ187

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    This is why I say. The hope is this . McCullers and Blielak plus a PTBNL ship him and alittle more to th Braves in the Offseason for Drew WATERS.
    Biagini should be DFAd
    Devenski should be DFAd
    Sneed back to the Minors

    That means at the minimum we need atleast 3 Bullpen guys in FA.
     
  15. BigM

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    So what’s the story with Whitley? Not ready or holding him back.
     
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    Still nursing his injury is what I've heard. At this point I've lost a lot of faith in him. Upside still there but his floor is getting lower and lower.
     
  17. SKYGODZ187

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    My thoughts on Whitley. Next Spring training is his last shot to make this club before with out a shadow of a doubt needs to make the team or becomes trade fodder.
    There are other guys whom we can get or are waiting for him to move out the way.

    He pisses or gets of the pot. At this point in his career. Before he loses all trade value
     
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    Yea... WRONG.

    He's 22. You realize Framber is 26 now when he finally figured some stuff out? Javier is 23. Blake Taylor is 25. Paredes is 24. Urquidy is 25.

    His upside far outweighs his current value as a trade piece.
     
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  19. SKYGODZ187

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    Wrong?

    He has been this untouchable prospect for what 3yrs.
    Supposed to be this wow SP.
    First good year
    Second injury
    Third injury
    Hmmm.
    Kinda thing that not telling all the bad starts in yr 2 and 3.
    Some times you gotta tempt fate
     
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  20. phasors28

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    I say give Whitley more time. His current progress is disappointing but so was Tucker’s when he first started. Really hoping it just clicks soon
     
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