Everyone knows about the top prospects getting called up. The Singleton’s, Tavares’, and Springer’s get all the pub, as they should. Hitters that actually hit the ball only need to be successful 3 out of 10 times, and they are considered fantastic… even all-stars. Now a pitcher gets 3 out of 10 wins, he’s a bum of the highest order, like a bum that can’t play an instrument, but has a puppy for sympathy change. We all know that guy. So the rookie RP getting called up around this time may stick with their respective teams, and they may not. The three in particular I am referring to are Cam Bedrosian, Shae Simmons and Corey Knebel. Bedrosian’s numbers in the minors are crazy unimaginable, and he could find himself in a great situation once he gains the trust of the bullpen-opath in Scoiscia. The latter two are prolly not really factors, just yet as Simmons is blocked by the current GOAT at the position, and Knebel, albeit the first 2013 draft pick to make the majors, is going to be a bit-player until next year unfold’s. I just wanted to point out that bullpen only-guys that get promoted need some love, it’s not like they smell like that musically challenged, puppy wielding guy from previous. These adds are more of a deeper league or keeper league adds now, though I have speculated on Bedrosian in a 16-teamer with a deeper bench.
- Anyone have any Pirate relievers rostered? I guess it’s rhetorical, cause you really can’t answer me. Anyway, they have 20 holds over the last 14 days. For counting purposes, that is more than the Cardinals, Yankees, Brewers, Tigers and Nationals combined. That was combined, not the farm version. Tony Watson paced the way with 6 Holds during that span to take the overall lead in the stat. Oh, Melancon and Justin Wilson each had 4 a piece.
- Jake McGee has been a great ratio saver so far this year, if no one noticed. Hasn’t been scored upon since April, has a K-rate north of 10, only sad trombone is the Rays only have 16 Holds all year. That’s awful. Like failing gym-class, I mean really.
- Jonathan Broxton seems to be settling in to the set-up role in Cincy. Despite missing time for Hold chances as the fill-in closer and injury, he has amassed 7 Holds, 6 of which have come in the last 2 weeks. Only thing missing from the guy are K’s, and the milk he forgot to pick up for me for my Boo-Berry.
- Just a quick hmmmm?. What do Jonathan Papelbon, Grant Balfour and Carlos Torres have in common over the last 14 games? If you said one save, hooray for you. You prolly cheated cause Google is your homeboy. Grant, Johnny, you’re both on notice. You’re messing up people’s universes.
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