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Old 02-18-2005, 11:41 AM
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Default 2/18: Baseball America's Callis to talk Sox prospects tonight

Tonight at 9PM Baseball America's Jim Callis is going to discuss Sox prospects with Mike Murphy on The SCORE. It would be interesting to hear some of WSI's very own talking with Callis and Murph.

Here's an email that I just sent to Murph:
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Murph,

Last night you were talking about Cub pitching prospect Angel Guzman. Something to bear in mind about Guzman's 40 K to zero BB, is that he did this when he dropped down a level in the Cubs system. I'm not saying it's bad, but just something to bear in mind.

Angel Guzman is a name that is fairly well known, even by baseball fans who don't follow the minors that closely. The Sox have a pitching prospect by the name of Brandon McCarthy that doesn't seem to be as well known, but probably should be. For example, look at the stats below comparing Guzman and McCarthy's career minor league numbers.

Angel Guzman/Brandon McCarthy
IP.............. BB......... SO............ SO/BB.......... SO/IP
369/351..... 98/60..... 336/406..... 3.40/6.80..... .91/1.16

As you can see, if Guzman's stats are impressive then McCarthy's are even more so, IMHO. Ozzie mentioned McCarthy in today's papers. It's time for Brandon McCarthy to get a little publicity! He deserves it.

BTW Please be sure to ask Mr. Callis about McCarthy.

Take care,
DrCrawdad.
NOTE TO MODS: I'm not a shill for Murphy, just interested in hearing informed Sox fan calls tonight.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:51 AM
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Thats great! I want to hear somebody bring those stats up to the "impartial" Murph
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:18 PM
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Two Questions:

1)Is McCarthy starting ST with the big club?

2)Is McCarthy starting at AA or did he get promoted to Charlotte?
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:49 PM
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Brandon is in camp with the big club. Won't know where he will play this season until camp ends.



Is the Score a local show or national? Is it radio or TV? Can someone fill me in?
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:11 PM
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Brandon is in camp with the big club. Won't know where he will play this season until camp ends.



Is the Score a local show or national? Is it radio or TV? Can someone fill me in?
Local radio. What's the over/under on how long it takes for Murphy to try to turn the discussion to the Cubs?
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:16 PM
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Rats. Since I'm not local, can somebody please take good notes and report here tomorrow?
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:51 PM
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Local radio. What's the over/under on how long it takes for Murphy to try to turn the discussion to the Cubs?
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:53 PM
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Oh, and Jim Callis has about zero interest in the White Sox. He's a north suburban Flub fan through and through. Don't expect either of them to remain on topic, it will turn to the overrated Flub farm system quickly.
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:49 PM
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How about a drinking game? In the 9PM hour, when Murph & Callis are supposedly talking about the Sox, you have to drink everytime they talk about the Cubbies. No doubt you'll be wasted by 9:30.
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:51 PM
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Oh, and Jim Callis has about zero interest in the White Sox. He's a north suburban Flub fan through and through. Don't expect either of them to remain on topic, it will turn to the overrated Flub farm system quickly.
I suspected that Callis is a Cubbie fan. I considered calling in last night when Murph & Callis talked about the Cubbie prospects. I was going ask Callis if he was a Cubbie fan. It sure was obvious in Callis' expressions of love for the Cubbies.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:42 PM
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How about a drinking game? In the 9PM hour, when Murph & Callis are supposedly talking about the Sox, you have to drink everytime they talk about the Cubbies. No doubt you'll be wasted by 9:30.
Good idea. I better go get a few more bottles.
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:14 PM
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This guy says that if Reed were still here he'd be the opening day Center Fielder "no question." What is this supposed to mean? What is Podsednik, chopped liver? I'm not sure how long I continue listening to this if he keeps saying stuff like that.
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:42 PM
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Hey, my email about McCarthy got mentioned!



Then I got on the air with questions about Haigwood, Deininger & Valido.

Hats off to Murphy for not taking the time to chat about the Cubbies.

So, I'll drink now anyway!

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Old 02-18-2005, 09:51 PM
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Hey, my email about McCarthy got mentioned!



Then I got on the air with questions about Haigwood, Deininger & Valido.

Hats off to Murphy for not taking the time to chat about the Cubbies.

So, I'll drink now anyway!

He almost made it. If you waited until the end he just couldn't hold out any longer and had to slip a mention of Fansworth and Maddux in there. Not a bad show altogether, but for WSI regulars, we already knew all that stuff.
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:58 PM
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He almost made it. If you waited until the end he just couldn't hold out any longer and had to slip a mention of Fansworth and Maddux in there. Not a bad show altogether, but for WSI regulars, we already knew all that stuff.
I had no plans on calling in, as I rarely if ever call-in to talk shows, and I certainly don't consider myself an expert on the Sox prospects. However, when Murph said that two Sox callers were on hold, I thought I'd call-in to at least toss a few names at Callis.
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