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Old 08-11-2004, 04:06 PM
OEO Magglio OEO Magglio is offline
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Default Bmac dominates again!

Not really a surprise but today Bmac went 8 innings giving up 4 hits, no runs, 8 k's, and of course no walks.
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:15 PM
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McCarthy is really dominating in W-S. He's now 6-0 in 8 starts with a 2.08 ERA and an eye-popping 60k:3bb. He has pitched absolutely unconcious the last three starts: 3-0 ,22 ip, 1 ER, O BB, 32k, and 7 hits. He's allowed the same number of BASERUNNERS in his last three STARTS as Diaz allowed run in less then 3 INNINGS. This kid is amazing. What is there left for him at W-S. I know they are in a pennant race, but so is Birmingham and BMac is definitely deserving. Also, Baseball America has him something like 7 on their hot sheet.
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:17 PM
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McCarthy is really dominating in W-S. He's now 6-0 in 8 starts with a 2.08 ERA and an eye-popping 60k:3bb. He has pitched absolutely unconcious the last three starts: 3-0 ,22 ip, 1 ER, O BB, 32k, and 7 hits. He's allowed the same number of BASERUNNERS in his last three STARTS as Diaz allowed run in less then 3 INNINGS. This kid is amazing. What is there left for him at W-S. I know they are in a pennant race, but so is Birmingham and BMac is definitely deserving. Also, Baseball America has him something like 7 on their hot sheet.
Yeah, his numbers are just sick and your right he's 7 on the hotsheet. I don't think they'll move him up to Birmingham this year, I think he'll stay in Winston Salem for the rest of the year and then start next year in Birmingham but I could be wrong about that.
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:30 PM
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I don't think there's any question that he's ready to move up to the next level. To leave him in High-A for the rest of the year would be a waste of 2 months in my opinion. Let him go up to AA right now.

Any Chance he starts next year at AAA Charlotte?
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:38 PM
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I don't think there's any question that he's ready to move up to the next level. To leave him in High-A for the rest of the year would be a waste of 2 months in my opinion. Let him go up to AA right now.

Any Chance he starts next year at AAA Charlotte?
KARNO, I completely agree with you, just imo I think he's left in Winston Salem to finish the year off but once again I definitely could be wrong about that.
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:41 PM
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I don't think there's any question that he's ready to move up to the next level. To leave him in High-A for the rest of the year would be a waste of 2 months in my opinion. Let him go up to AA right now.

Any Chance he starts next year at AAA Charlotte?
Yeah. Send him to Charlotte next year. The guy doesn't need AA ball. 60 K, 3 BB?

This guy can skip AA with those kind of dominant peripheral stats. Actually, screw the peripheral stats, his ERA is good enough on its own merit to warrant a AAA spot.

I see this guy giving Garland a SERIOUS run for the money in Spring Training '06 if he can dominate in Charlotte.
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:51 PM
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Yeah. Send him to Charlotte next year. The guy doesn't need AA ball. 60 K, 3 BB?

This guy can skip AA with those kind of dominant peripheral stats. Actually, screw the peripheral stats, his ERA is good enough on its own merit to warrant a AAA spot.

I see this guy giving Garland a SERIOUS run for the money in Spring Training '06 if he can dominate in Charlotte.
hopefully we wont have garland then
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:55 PM
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I don't think there's any question that he's ready to move up to the next level. To leave him in High-A for the rest of the year would be a waste of 2 months in my opinion. Let him go up to AA right now.

Any Chance he starts next year at AAA Charlotte?
Actually there are only 22 days left in the minor league season.... plus playoffs......

At most he will get 6 or 7 more starts regardless of whether he is in W-S or Birmingham.

That said, I DO think you will see him in Birmingham very soon. I originally thought they would leave the rosters they way they were, but I think the Sox keeping Diaz will change that. Call it a hunch, but he could be starting in Montgomery next Monday...... or he could just go up for a spot start and go back down, since the Barons have 5 games in 4 days @ Huntsville next weekend (21st-24th). I'll welcome the opportunity to see him pitch if he comes this way.
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:14 AM
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I don't think there's any question that he's ready to move up to the next level. To leave him in High-A for the rest of the year would be a waste of 2 months in my opinion. Let him go up to AA right now.

Any Chance he starts next year at AAA Charlotte?
After seeing him in hist start before this one, I said he could pitch in Chicago to start next year. Will it happen, probably not. But after watching Grilli and Kohlmeier in Charlotte, I have no doubts in my mind after a couple starts to adjust, he could be pitching very well in AAA right now.
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Old 08-16-2004, 01:11 AM
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After seeing him in hist start before this one, I said he could pitch in Chicago to start next year. Will it happen, probably not. But after watching Grilli and Kohlmeier in Charlotte, I have no doubts in my mind after a couple starts to adjust, he could be pitching very well in AAA right now.
I thought I was about as excited about Bmac as I could be, but reading this from someone who's seen him and who's opinion I respect, has got me almost giddy. I'm a big believer in the old saw "the good ones come fast." And think about the pitchers who've actually been any good for us, most of them roared through the minors: Fernandez, McDowell, Parque, Buerhle. True, two of those guys were college guys and Alex and Buerhle both had two years of college/Juco before coming into the system, but Bmac will turn 22 in 2005. It's not altogether unreasonable to think he'll be up at some point whether he starts at Birmingham or they push him to Charlotte. And he'll be on the forty man, so, who knows, maybe he'll wow them in the spring.
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