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Old 10-02-2008, 11:33 PM
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Nope, in fact our Tex spells his name Kanekoa Texeira as opposed to Mark Teixeira
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:41 AM
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Plus Kanekoa Texeira is Hawaiian, while Mark Tiexiera's from Maryland.
Back to the topic, with how depleted the farm system was, it is nice to see the 2008 draft class step up and play the way they did. Hopefully they can develop well.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:37 AM
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Whatever happened to Kent Gerst(think that was name) He was highly thought of I thought going into this season.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:51 AM
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Whatever happened to Kent Gerst(think that was name) He was highly thought of I thought going into this season.
Put up a decent line in Great Falls, should be in low A next year.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:56 PM
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I don't see anyone in line to do much in 09 except maybe Getz.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:45 PM
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No, it's going to be a slow rebuilding process. Our organization was in shambles from 2005-2007.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:57 AM
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Does anyone know if Egbert is on the 40-man roster?

I agree that he seems to have good numbers, but for some reason, the organization doesn't rate him too highly... For that matter, does anyone know why isn't Egbert more highly regarded? Is it an injury history? Is it a lack of "stuff?" Is it his physical or mental makeup?
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:03 AM
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Does anyone know if Egbert is on the 40-man roster?

I agree that he seems to have good numbers, but for some reason, the organization doesn't rate him too highly... For that matter, does anyone know why isn't Egbert more highly regarded? Is it an injury history? Is it a lack of "stuff?" Is it his physical or mental makeup?
Egbert is on the 40-man. He had a bad season after being injured in spring training. I'm not sure if they're down on him or not. I think he'll stick around and get a look in spring training. If Haeger stuck around as long as he did, I think Egbert will too.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:08 AM
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Egbert is on the 40-man. He had a bad season after being injured in spring training. I'm not sure if they're down on him or not. I think he'll stick around and get a look in spring training. If Haeger stuck around as long as he did, I think Egbert will too.
Thanks for this.

This organization has an odd way of handling pitching prospects. Some, like Haeger and Day, are allowed to fester for YEARS and YEARS, never improving, never increasing in value, and never making strides towards the big club.

Others, like Logan and Sisco, are RUSHED to the bigs from the minors, and then we all wonder why they're underdeveloped.

I'm not sure if Egbert is more like a festering Haeger in the organization, or if he's just not good enough for some reason...
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:27 AM
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Me personally, I hope this year was just an abberation for Egbert. The past 2-3 years he has had really good K/IP numbers, ERA, etc. He's supposed to feature a very good heavy sinker that would play well in the 'Cell. I'm hoping this year just got off on the wrong foot because of injury, and he never recovered from that as well as adjusting to AAA.

I expect him to bounce back greatly in '09 in AAA and be one of our top pitching prospects that can be MLB ready.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for this.

This organization has an odd way of handling pitching prospects. Some, like Haeger and Day, are allowed to fester for YEARS and YEARS, never improving, never increasing in value, and never making strides towards the big club.

Others, like Logan and Sisco, are RUSHED to the bigs from the minors, and then we all wonder why they're underdeveloped.

I'm not sure if Egbert is more like a festering Haeger in the organization, or if he's just not good enough for some reason...
Sisco came up with the Royals?
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:33 PM
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Others, like Logan and Sisco, are RUSHED to the bigs from the minors, and then we all wonder why they're underdeveloped.
Wasn't Sisco acquried for the purpose of providing immediate bullpen help? We didn't really get him as a prospect to nurture.

Logan has actually shown some positives. He's also pitched poorly but if he could harness his upside, he'd be really good. I'd keep him around.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:33 PM
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Sisco came up with the Royals?
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:56 PM
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Sisco was a highly regarded prospect with the Cubs and was taken in the Rule 5 draft by KCand spent the year in the bullpen and IIRC, was average.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:45 PM
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Sisco was a highly regarded prospect with the Cubs and was taken in the Rule 5 draft by KCand spent the year in the bullpen and IIRC, was average.
He was solid that season.
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