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DrCrawdad
05-06-2007, 01:04 PM
Hey, Carlos Vasquez...

http://home.mindspring.com/%7Edcrosby101/moveonUP.jpg

"Left-handed reliever Carlos Vasquez, acquired from the Cubs in November, was promoted from Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte. Vasquez had a 1.23 ERA in 11 games and 14 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings for the Barons." - Cubune 5/6/2007

Vasquez made his first appearance with the Charlotte Knights last knight, 3IP, 2SO, 1BB and no runs.

DrCrawdad
05-06-2007, 01:07 PM
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California Sox
05-06-2007, 02:56 PM
I guess if there's one thing the Sox have got it's good bullpen depth. With three lefties in the majors, Vasquez looks like he's got a shot and Day throwing well from the right side, we're much better situated in that regard than last year. Of course, here's to not having the injuries/meltdowns we suffered in '06.

UserNameBlank
05-06-2007, 05:14 PM
I guess if there's one thing the Sox have got it's good bullpen depth. With three lefties in the majors, Vasquez looks like he's got a shot and Day throwing well from the right side, we're much better situated in that regard than last year. Of course, here's to not having the injuries/meltdowns we suffered in '06.
Thornton is 30, Sisco is 24, Masset 25, MacDougal 30, Logan 22, Aardsma 25, Jenks 26. As long as there are no injuries, there shouldn't be any meltdowns out of the pen this year considering the ages of these guys and the stuff they have. Everyone out there has at least parts of one season in the majors previously, with the exception of Masset who was a brief callup for I think like 4 games. Still, Masset is really composed out there so none them should have to deal with major confidence issues this year.

Vasquez looked terrible in ST but maybe he's turned things around. My favorite closest lefty is Wasserman though. I never hear him mentioned but watching that delivery in ST this year, I think that as long as he can throw strikes and attack hitters he could be another Kelly Wunsch. Before Kelly got hurt he was a very effective lefty specialist for us.

Nellie_Fox
05-06-2007, 06:04 PM
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DumpJerry
05-06-2007, 07:49 PM
I thought I read somewhere that the Sox don't like to move guys up during the season. If this is so, Vasquez must be kicking butt!

Thank you, Cubs.

Daver
05-06-2007, 08:11 PM
I thought I read somewhere that the Sox don't like to move guys up during the season. If this is so, Vasquez must be kicking butt!

Thank you, Cubs.

The White Sox are notorious for rushing pitchers through the system, which has resulted in a lot of pitchers failing to achieve their potential. Of note are Jon Rauch, Kip Wells, and Scott Ruffcorn, just off the top of my head.

TomBradley72
05-08-2007, 09:40 AM
The White Sox are notorious for rushing pitchers through the system, which has resulted in a lot of pitchers failing to achieve their potential. Of note are Jon Rauch, Kip Wells, and Scott Ruffcorn, just off the top of my head.

Not sure they can be accused of "rushing" any of these guys. They were brought along, did not produce over several chances with the club..then used in trades.

MisterB
05-08-2007, 10:56 AM
Not sure they can be accused of "rushing" any of these guys. They were brought along, did not produce over several chances with the club..then used in trades.

In Wells' first pro season, he made 14 starts at high A, 11 starts at AA and 7 starts with the Sox. He then went back and forth between the Sox and AAA for the next 2 years and was traded to the Pirates at age 24.

Ruffcorn was drafted at age 21 and made his debut with the Sox at age 23 in his third pro season.

Rauch - drafted at 20, ML debut at 23 after missing most of 2001 due to injury.

I think the term 'rushed' is not without merit.

Britt Burns
05-09-2007, 03:06 AM
The White Sox are notorious for rushing pitchers through the system, which has resulted in a lot of pitchers failing to achieve their potential. Of note are Jon Rauch, Kip Wells, and Scott Ruffcorn, just off the top of my head.

Buerhle had about 2 years, Wright about the same, Garland flew through the system, even marginal prospects like Josh Fogg were rushed. The sox have been better about taking their time of late, although I wonder how much of that is beacause the talen is nowhere near what it was in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Hitmen77
05-10-2007, 10:48 AM
How was Vasquez doing before this season? At the time of the trade, I thought I remember reading that he hadn't had much success in the minors to date.

Does anyone have scouting info on this guy? Was he considered to have good potential when we acquired him?

hose
05-26-2007, 03:03 PM
Bump !!!