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DrCrawdad
08-09-2002, 08:40 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1415726.html

Finally, since the true measure of many of these deadline deals will be how the prospects who got dealt turn out, we surveyed two scouting directors to see how they rated the minor leaguers who were traded last month:

Frankie Francisco and Byeong Hak An (Red Sox to White Sox for Bobby Howry)
"Both just marginal guys. Francisco has a chance to be a bullpen guy, but he's had a lot of problems. Just a fringy guy."

TornLabrum
08-09-2002, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1415726.html

Finally, since the true measure of many of these deadline deals will be how the prospects who got dealt turn out, we surveyed two scouting directors to see how they rated the minor leaguers who were traded last month:

Frankie Francisco and Byeong Hak An (Red Sox to White Sox for Bobby Howry)
"Both just marginal guys. Francisco has a chance to be a bullpen guy, but he's had a lot of problems. Just a fringy guy."

Could we expect more for Howry?

:KW

"Only if we picked up his entire salary. Then we might have gotte a bag of used balls. Really, that's all these guys are worth...and you can trust me when I say this because I never lie and I'm always right."

Randar68
08-09-2002, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
Could we expect more for Howry?


I liked most of the moves. There wasn't much of a market for Ray, but otherwise we did well. I feel we did REALLY well in the Lofton trade for a 1 year player anyways.

We picked up pitchers missing one thing. Either health or a changeup. We all know our history with the health department (really, before Nardi tore them up, one of the best track records in baseball), and our instructional/coaching staff has been outstanding at teaching a good changeup.

Adkins has a good arm, but he NEVER changed speeds. Diaz just needs to stay healthy.