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02-24-2012 12:23 PM #1
Roch on Troy Patton
He discusses and interviews Troy Patton about his chances of making the team.
Personally, I like Patton in the bullpen and think the pen should have 2 lefties who can go multiple innings. Wada and Patton make a lot of sense in these roles.
To me, Troy has to stay healthy. He has put in his time, gotten healthy, and earned his spot last year. I think its its his job to lose this spring.
02-24-2012 12:25 PM #2Plus Member Since 09/03 Hall of Fame
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I liked Patton a lot last year. He's not overpowering, but knows how to pitch. There's no way he'd make it through waivers if he's not on the 25-man roster, so I hope he makes it. I'd be ticked if we lost him.
02-24-2012 12:34 PM #3
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02-24-2012 03:51 PM #5
It's not like Wada is some rube who just showed up unannounced to an open tryout camp in a straw hat with a bat in a suitcase. He has a very good 10-year performance record in the best non-MLB league in the world.
02-24-2012 05:24 PM #6
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02-25-2012 01:10 PM #8
In the piece, Patton mentions that there are 9 guys in competition for the 5 rotation spots. I see:
Chen, Arietta, Britton, Matusz, Wada, Hammel, Hunter, Eveland. And then who is the 9th, Tillman, Bergesen, Gallaraga?
Regarding Wada, the lack of interest from other teams to have him start gives me pause. The write-up on him is his control and the ablility to set up his pitches. With the 3:1 K/BB ratio, I'm wondering if he got the Maddux treatment and that he won't get that in the states.
EDIT: On second glance, maybe I mis-read it and he meant that the ole cliche of having nine guys compete. I thought, at first, he was referring to the rotation.
Last edited by backwardsk; 02-25-2012 at 01:12 PM.
02-25-2012 01:44 PM #9
There are plenty of left handed pitching options this spring. I think Patton proved himself last year and would love to see him make the team. Otherwise, he is easily claimed. Though Chen, Wada, and Eveland are other serious BP options (some more than others) and considering the left handedness of the rotation options I doubt the pen will have the same ratio. I think 2 left handers in the pen is probably the max.
02-25-2012 01:55 PM #10
This is assuming that both Hammel and Hunter make the rotation.
*I don't think they'll entertain the idea of moving Tillman to the pen, but stranger things have happened
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02-25-2012 05:38 PM #15
Ayala is a decent enough $1M random arm. Koji could close.