Burnett, Gorzellany and Eldred sent down (Buccos-related)

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Burnett, Gorzellany and Eldred sent down (Buccos-related)

Postby Stoosh on Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:41 pm

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The big names were Burnett, Gorzellany, Eldred, Rajai Davis and Yurendell DeCaster.

I'm not entirely surprised here. Duckworth is emerging as a potential #5, and barring a trade, it looks like Snell may actually have the inside track to the #4 spot since Vogey has pitched his way back into the bullpen. Nice to see they've finally started to see Snell the way the rest of the league has pretty much seen him. That all made it possible to send Burnett down, which I think is the right course of action for now. If they rushed Burnett and something happened, it could set him back another two years and they can't afford that.

Eldred was batting a stellar .186 when he got sent down. Looks like someone still needs some work. Looks like that Casey trade was a good idea.

I wonder if Jim Tracy chooses to go the Lou Brown route and use the "red ticket in the locker" approach to let players know they're on their way to the minor league camp. I'm almost positive that Mac didn't. Mac would've brought Terry Tate, Office Linebacker in to deliver the roster cuts news.
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Re: Burnett, Gorzellany and Eldred sent down (Buccos-related

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:59 pm

Stoosh wrote:I wonder if Jim Tracy chooses to go the Lou Brown route and use the "red ticket in the locker" approach to let players know they're on their way to the minor league camp. I'm almost positive that Mac didn't. Mac would've brought Terry Tate, Office Linebacker in to deliver the roster cuts news.


You're not advocating the "Red Ticket" approach are you Stoosh?

I would think a manager would want to tell the player what the reasons are and give that player encouragement to go down to AAA and work hard so that they are ready when they are recalled.
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Re: Burnett, Gorzellany and Eldred sent down (Buccos-related

Postby Mad City Mike on Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:08 pm

Stoosh wrote:The big names were Burnett, Gorzellany, Eldred, Rajai Davis and Yurendell DeCaster.

I'm not entirely surprised here. Duckworth is emerging as a potential #5, and barring a trade, it looks like Snell may actually have the inside track to the #4 spot since Vogey has pitched his way back into the bullpen. Nice to see they've finally started to see Snell the way the rest of the league has pretty much seen him. That all made it possible to send Burnett down, which I think is the right course of action for now. If they rushed Burnett and something happened, it could set him back another two years and they can't afford that.



Snell will be number 4. He has earned it. The only real surprise in the cuts was Gorzellany. He was having a good spring. To send him down and keep a proven stiff like Duckworth makes no sense. My guess is that Santos will fill out the rotation until they bring either Burnett or Gorzellany up. At least he has had a bit of ML success.
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Re: Burnett, Gorzellany and Eldred sent down (Buccos-related

Postby Fast B on Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:04 pm

Stoosh wrote:I'm not entirely surprised here. Duckworth is emerging as a potential #5, and barring a trade, it looks like Snell may actually have the inside track to the #4 spot since Vogey has pitched his way back into the bullpen. Nice to see they've finally started to see Snell the way the rest of the league has pretty much seen him.


I wonder if the new attitude toward Snell has anything to do with having a legitimate pitching coach (and overall staff) for once.
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