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Old 07-30-2014, 09:21 PM
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Default Rodon's Winston-Salem debut

Pitched an inning in relief: 2 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:30 AM
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:37 AM
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Hopefully the runs are just a part of the period of adjustment. The strikeouts have been nice to see, as he does possess some nasty pitches. I hold him to a much higher standard after his contract negotiation, so hopefully he continues to make progress.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:55 AM
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I am not worried at all. This is just getting his arm back in shape. He won't even be starting any games the remainder of the year.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:01 AM
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I would prefer he stays in the minors the rest of the year
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:38 AM
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I would prefer he stays in the minors the rest of the year
I think we'll see that happen unless our bullpen implodes with injuries and we keep winning games to give us a legit playoff chance. I bet he'll rack up K's no matter what level he is, but relieving will be a good opportunity for him to go 2-3 IP and stretch things out. I wonder if there are any plans for him to play Arizona fall ball or winter ball somewhere.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:21 PM
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Sox have made it clear to Rodon that he is a bullpen guy.

At least for a year (or so).
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:16 PM
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Sox have made it clear to Rodon that he is a bullpen guy.

At least for a year (or so).
It worked for Sale...
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:34 AM
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It worked for Sale...
Major differences between Sale and Rodon; Sale dropped in the draft because a number of people did not believe he had the physical make up to last as an MLB starter, even the Sox, I believe, after they drafted him, weren't sure if his career path would be to the starting rotation or closer's role. Rodon is an extremely refined SP, he is a legit #1 SP type prospect.

Sale also signed a deal with the Sox that allowed them to cut into his draft bonus in return for moving through the MILB system quickly, thus starting his arb clock earlier than normal. Rodon held out for an extremely high signing bonus (the largest paid this year even though he was pick #3). Moving him up the ladder to the Majors makes no sense from a financial standpoint.

Finally, the 2010 Sox spent 34 days in 1st place and were in 1st as late as mid-August. They nearly won 90 games. They had a chance before it all fell apart. This team stinks. Adding Rodon to the bullpen won't do any good for his long term development or this team's short-term odds.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:29 PM
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Major differences between Sale and Rodon; Sale dropped in the draft because a number of people did not believe he had the physical make up to last as an MLB starter, even the Sox, I believe, after they drafted him, weren't sure if his career path would be to the starting rotation or closer's role. Rodon is an extremely refined SP, he is a legit #1 SP type prospect.

Sale also signed a deal with the Sox that allowed them to cut into his draft bonus in return for moving through the MILB system quickly, thus starting his arb clock earlier than normal. Rodon held out for an extremely high signing bonus (the largest paid this year even though he was pick #3). Moving him up the ladder to the Majors makes no sense from a financial standpoint.

Finally, the 2010 Sox spent 34 days in 1st place and were in 1st as late as mid-August. They nearly won 90 games. They had a chance before it all fell apart. This team stinks. Adding Rodon to the bullpen won't do any good for his long term development or this team's short-term odds.
I don't expect to see him in the majors as a reliever. I see him throwing out of the pen this year just to keep his arm fresh, being stretched out in the minors next year with a late call up in 15 or starting 2016 in the bigs as an SP.

You pretty much nailed it. I mean I love Chris Sale, he is one of the 4 or 5 best SP in all of baseball no doubt.... but Rodon is actually coming out of College as a much better prospect. I am not saying he will for sure be a better pitcher in the bigs or anything.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:30 AM
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Per the Winston-Salem Dash website Rodon is the starting pitcher on Thursday.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:28 AM
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Per the Winston-Salem Dash website Rodon is the starting pitcher on Thursday.
Three innings, no runs on two hits and a walk Thursday night.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:09 PM
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Basically, if he's deemed ready to pitch in September, he'll get a shot. It's what the CWS have said without saying it since he arrived.

More on Rodon/potential September callup: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/cws/white-sox-could-give-carlos-rodon-a-look-in-september?ymd=20140808&content_id=88594236&vkey=ne ws_cws
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:52 PM
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Carlos Rodon had his 2nd start for Winston-Salem tonight.
His final line: 3.2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER (thanks to a passed ball), 7 K, 1 BB. 61 pitches, 43 strikes.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:02 PM
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Carlos Rodon had his 2nd start for Winston-Salem tonight.
His final line: 3.2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER (thanks to a passed ball), 7 K, 1 BB. 61 pitches, 43 strikes.
I'll surely take that line. When you're talking about averaging over a K an inning, that certainly helps get outs. He has 15 Ks so far in 9.2 innings for W-S, so that's a nice 1.6 Ks/inn stat. For W-S, he also has a WHIP of 1.24 and an ERA of 1.86.
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