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#1swisher
05-01-2013, 02:41 PM
Mark Gonzales
Veal optioned, Omogrosso up.

Chicago White Sox
White Sox have optioned LHP Donnie Veal (@RealDVeal (https://twitter.com/RealDVeal)) to @KnightsBaseball (https://twitter.com/KnightsBaseball) & recalled RHP Brian Omogrosso. Omogrosso will wear uniform No. 48.

ChiSoxGal85
05-01-2013, 02:46 PM
Well, Veal wasn't getting it done. Let's see if Omogrosso can.

russ99
05-01-2013, 02:54 PM
Well, Veal wasn't getting it done. Let's see if Omogrosso can.

Yikes. There has to be better pitching for us in the minors than swapping Veal for Omogrosso.

doublem23
05-01-2013, 03:04 PM
Yikes. There has to be better pitching for us in the minors than swapping Veal for Omogrosso.

He's the last arm in the bullpen, Omogrosso is perfectly well suited for the role

LITTLE NELL
05-01-2013, 03:04 PM
This could be the turning point.

DumpJerry
05-01-2013, 03:13 PM
Well, Veal wasn't getting it done. Let's see if Omogrosso can.
Nate Jones isn't getting us very excited, either.

Lip Man 1
05-01-2013, 03:20 PM
Both he and Jones have regressed. How much of this (if any) falls on Cooper?

Lip

Aesero
05-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Both he and Jones have regressed. How much of this (if any) falls on Cooper?

Standard sophomore slump? Their expectations were really high coming in. Or perhaps what we saw last season was just way over their true potential.

Foulke You
05-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Both he and Jones have regressed. How much of this (if any) falls on Cooper?

Lip
Bullpen pitchers are just volatile by nature. Finding a stable dependable left handed specialist is even more of a challenge. Not sure how much of that falls on Coop. I'm sure other good pitching coaches like Mike Maddux have to deal with it as well.

Noneck
05-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Veal is 28 years old has had some injuries and been kickin around in the minors since his non impressive debut in 2009 with Pittsburgh. This is no shock that he went south this year and it is very probable that he will never to be heard from again.

cws05champ
05-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Relievers are highly volatile from year to year....even veteran pitchers. As management you have to count on some regression into your team performance.

doublem23
05-01-2013, 03:57 PM
Relievers are highly volatile from year to year....even veteran pitchers. As management you have to count on some regression into your team performance.

Agreed, plus, it's not like Jones was all that great last year anyway. His personal numbers looked fine, but when you're a relief pitcher, allowing 45% of your inherited runners to score is unacceptable.

jdm2662
05-01-2013, 04:01 PM
Bullpen pitchers have always been a dime a dozen. Anyone remember Pollite and Cotts? Both were awesome in 2005. After that? Forget it. You just have to hope a couple of them catch fire for you.

Tragg
05-01-2013, 04:25 PM
This is fine.
No use rushing up our good pitchers for this team.

thomas35forever
05-01-2013, 05:18 PM
Bullpen pitchers have always been a dime a dozen. Anyone remember Pollite and Cotts? Both were awesome in 2005. After that? Forget it. You just have to hope a couple of them catch fire for you.
Pretty much. It sucks that it has to be this way, but it's pretty much a rule of thumb most bullpen guys don't stick with the same team, or even in the same role, forever. Thornton is a rare exception.

Domeshot17
05-01-2013, 05:19 PM
This is fine.
No use rushing up our good pitchers for this team.

We have those in the minors? Maybe a couple mid to back end kids, nothing than other teams don't have though.

slavko
05-01-2013, 05:29 PM
Agreed, plus, it's not like Jones was all that great last year anyway. His personal numbers looked fine, but when you're a relief pitcher, allowing 45% of your inherited runners to score is unacceptable.

I was touting him as future closer, better stuff than Reed last year. My bad. In his defense, he comes in with men on base a lot which gives him more inherited runners to let score. Which he does like a champion.

Harry Potter
05-01-2013, 10:40 PM
Obviously, Juan Nieves > Bobby Thigpen

Huisj
05-02-2013, 12:55 PM
With Santiago assumed to be taking Floyd's rotation spot, that means Thornton is the only lefty in the bullpen, right?