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O's trade Ronnie Welty to Phillies for Julio Rodriguez


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Any chance DD did this trade so he can offer Rodriguez to Cleveland for McFarland? Younger pitcher with similar stuff/ceiling?

Interesting thought. If the Orioles move Ayala, I could see the Orioles just trading someone like Rodriguez to Cleveland for him since they can just say, "We plan to keep him, but just to give us options, here's a player."

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Interesting thought. If the Orioles move Ayala, I could see the Orioles just trading someone like Rodriguez to Cleveland for him since they can just say, "We plan to keep him, but just to give us options, here's a player."

I wasn't thinking about it if they move Ayala but that's a good point too. I was thinking maybe they would really like to keep McFarland and have Arietta be the fifth starter and still have Matusz in the pen.

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Saw Julio pitch in Frederick tonight. I've seen a lot of pro games, and Julio now has the distinction of being the worst pro pitcher I've ever seen in my life.

He hit 85 *once* on the Keys gun. Maybe hit 83 twice, and that was as high as he got. One pitch was 56 MPH. Pitched consistently at 79, and breaking stuff was in the mid 60's. Had nice control, but the Sox treated him like the BP pitcher he was. He gave up 8 runs and was lucky to get as far as he did. I'm not sure he could start for Catonsville CC.

He was a really nice guy to the kids too, I wish he had some stuff to go with his attitude. :-(

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Saw Julio pitch in Frederick tonight. I've seen a lot of pro games, and Julio now has the distinction of being the worst pro pitcher I've ever seen in my life.

He hit 85 *once* on the Keys gun. Maybe hit 83 twice, and that was as high as he got. One pitch was 56 MPH. Pitched consistently at 79, and breaking stuff was in the mid 60's. Had nice control, but the Sox treated him like the BP pitcher he was. He gave up 8 runs and was lucky to get as far as he did. I'm not sure he could start for Catonsville CC.

He was a really nice guy to the kids too, I wish he had some stuff to go with his attitude. :-(

Sorry to hear that.

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Saw Julio pitch in Frederick tonight. I've seen a lot of pro games, and Julio now has the distinction of being the worst pro pitcher I've ever seen in my life.

He hit 85 *once* on the Keys gun. Maybe hit 83 twice, and that was as high as he got. One pitch was 56 MPH. Pitched consistently at 79, and breaking stuff was in the mid 60's. Had nice control, but the Sox treated him like the BP pitcher he was. He gave up 8 runs and was lucky to get as far as he did. I'm not sure he could start for Catonsville CC.

He was a really nice guy to the kids too, I wish he had some stuff to go with his attitude. :-(

Teach him the knuckler!

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Wow-that is a disappointing update. I guess the Phillies shafted us. Not as described.

That term can't really be used when you are talking about the return for Welty. I am going to go out on a limb and assume he either has an injury or is in a dead arm period because no way that scouting report matches up with the numbers he has put up in his career.

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That term can't really be used when you are talking about the return for Welty. I am going to go out on a limb and assume he either has an injury or is in a dead arm period because no way that scouting report matches up with the numbers he has put up in his career.

Something is definitely not right. I don't know if he was injured early on or not, but he started the season late, and should be in AA. You could really see and hear the contrast when Ohlman threw the ball back to the mound.

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Wow-that is a disappointing update. I guess the Phillies shafted us. Not as described.

You do realize that Welty was utterly terrible for the Phillies in AA this season and they released him back in May, right?

Julio Rodriguez is at least still with the organization. Time will tell if he turns into anything.

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