Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:42 am
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Drop Gio unless you can stash him:http://www.sacbee.com/100/story/1113662.html
ROUND ROCK, Texas – More than a few baseball insiders expected superprospect Gio Gonzalez to be promoted to the A's starting rotation when the team traded Joe Blanton on July 17.
The consensus among scouts and front-office types was that the 22-year old left-hander was more than ready for big league competition.
But the Oakland front office got some validation for their decision to keep him in Sacramento as Gonzalez struggled through an uneven start, throwing 101 pitches, only 59 for strikes, in four innings in a 6-2 loss to Round Rock.
He ain't coming up!
14 team h2h league. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins.
C Lucroy, Jonathan; 1B Fielder, Prince; 2B Kendrick, Howard; 3B Alvarez, Pete; SS Aybar, Erick; MI Gordon, Dee; CI Pujols, Albert; OF Presley, Alex; OF Francoeur, Jeff; OF Viciedo, Dayan; OF Upton, Justin; U Hosmer, Eric
BENCH: ...OF Jennings, Desmond; 1B Rizzo, Anthony; Injured: Craig, Allen
PITCHERS: SP Beachy, Brandon; SP Bumgarner, Madison; Parker, Jarrod; SP Rodriguez, Wandy; SP Worley, Vance; RP Jansen, Kenley; RP Casilla, Santiago...
BENCH: Downs, Scott