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Sockinchisox
08-05-2007, 04:20 AM
From the Trib.

jabrch
08-05-2007, 07:44 AM
Good for Kyle. Wasted draft pick

The rotation in Birmingham is pretty good. no? - Gio, Egbert, Kyle, Russell and eithe Wing or Whisler? How's that compare to other Southern Leage rotations?

oeo
08-05-2007, 09:05 AM
Good for Kyle. Wasted draft pick

The rotation in Birmingham is pretty good. no? - Gio, Egbert, Kyle, Russell and eithe Wing or Whisler? How's that compare to other Southern Leage rotations?

Russell was moved to the bullpen a few weeks ago.

UserNameBlank
08-05-2007, 10:28 AM
Collaro and Lucy to Triple A as well.

soxfanreggie
08-05-2007, 12:09 PM
Good for him. Next step is Charlotte because I don't see him going straight to the majors.

jabrch
08-05-2007, 12:10 PM
Russell was moved to the bullpen a few weeks ago.

That's right - forgot that.

KyWhiSoxFan
08-05-2007, 06:52 PM
Has any corresponding move been made to replace McCullouch?

De Los Santos, if he's healthy, would be a candidate. Otherwise, maybe Long.

rdivaldi
08-06-2007, 10:09 PM
Has McCullough really ever shown anything to get scouts excited? At this point I view him as a back of rotation guy at best.

His first start didn't go so well.
5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

California Sox
08-06-2007, 10:36 PM
Has McCullough really ever shown anything to get scouts excited? At this point I view him as a back of rotation guy at best.

His first start didn't go so well.
5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

I'm not super optimistic on him either. He was the 29th pick, though. Guys picked that late are never a sure thing. I would have rather gone for more of a stuff guy like Joba Chamberlain or a high school position player. Oh well, hopefully he'll help us someday as a trading chip.

KyWhiSoxFan
08-07-2007, 08:08 PM
Has McCullough really ever shown anything to get scouts excited? At this point I view him as a back of rotation guy at best.

I have the same feelings about Broadway. Maybe the Sox can get something of value from either McCulloch or Broadway by dealing them this winter. I have doubts either will make it to the big leagues, and if they do, it may be just out of the pen.

rdivaldi
08-07-2007, 10:03 PM
I have the same feelings about Broadway. Maybe the Sox can get something of value from either McCulloch or Broadway by dealing them this winter. I have doubts either will make it to the big leagues, and if they do, it may be just out of the pen.

When I first saw Broadway I was somewhat optimistic. He had excellent control and had some nice movement on his pitches. Now it seems like he walks 4 guys a game on average and doesn't have the strikeouts to pick them up. I'm hoping that one of these two can pick it up and become productive sooner or later.

SoxxoS
08-07-2007, 10:26 PM
I'm not super optimistic on him either. He was the 29th pick, though. Guys picked that late are never a sure thing. I would have rather gone for more of a stuff guy like Joba Chamberlain or a high school position player. Oh well, hopefully he'll help us someday as a trading chip.

Guys picked in the top 5 aren't a sure thing especially in the baseball draft, either.

Your first rounder should have a high ceiling, IMO. If he is going to bust, at least let him have the chance to be REALLY good. MCCollough will never be a #1 or #3 even - A back of rotation guy. This was Shaffer trying to safe his ass. Him, Ring and Broadway. All painful first round picks.

UserNameBlank
08-08-2007, 12:03 AM
When I first saw Broadway I was somewhat optimistic. He had excellent control and had some nice movement on his pitches. Now it seems like he walks 4 guys a game on average and doesn't have the strikeouts to pick them up. I'm hoping that one of these two can pick it up and become productive sooner or later.
I think I read somewhere that his walks and K's have both risen with the continued development of his two-seamer. I can definitely live with that if he can learn to control it a little better because he can use all the movement he can get. Another year in Triple A would probably do him very well, but I don't know what is going to happen with him. I would imagine that he's on the trade block over the offseason regardless of what Floyd does, and if he does get traded elsewhere he could be in the big leagues next year.