Originally Posted by PolishPrince34
Dexter Carter and Poreda are having horrible years with the Padres. Poreda is no longer considered a starter and has lost control of his fastball that never was that fast to begin with. Dexter Carter was sent down to Rookie League and is back in Low A because his mechanics are out of whack. Ely is a Triple A pitcher/Long reliever at best. The league caught on to him and there's a reason why he's pitching in the minors. He throws 86-89 on his fastball. Holmberg's got potential, but he's at least 3 years away and has an ERA close to 5.00. I'd would never say our scouting is great, I would put more emphasis on Kenny doing a great job getting rid of these prospects when they still had value.
The rest of your post is spot on but the part in bold is completely false. Poreda when with the Sox had one of the best fastballs in the minors routinely getting it up there at 98-99. That's why he had some value in the Peavy deal.