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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Colorado Rockies - DLed Tsao

Colorado Rockies - Placed P Chin-hui Tsao on the 15-day DL; optioned and claimed P Randy Williams; claimed P Blaine Neal on waivers.

Tsao has been wild as hell when heatlhy (as, strangely enough, has every other Rockie this year, even the good ones) and hasn’t been healthy too much.  While Tsao is taking over the duties of the Injured Asian Action Squad~!, Blaine Neal will fill in.  Neal was used very sparingly by the Red Sox, but he’s better than he pitched there.  Though probably not a Coors pitcher, if any non-sidearmer ever was.  Francona lost faith in Neal very quickly.  Of course, Francona usually hates half his bullpen; there are a billion lefties on the roster and he seems to use Alan Embree about 90% of the time, setting Embree on pace to best his career high innings by a sizable margin.

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 14, 2005 at 12:58 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: May 14, 2005 at 02:42 PM (#1336103)
Francona lost faith in Neal very quickly because Neal sucked very quickly.
   2. Paul The Paranoid Android Posted: May 14, 2005 at 02:49 PM (#1336107)
#### you, Tsao. Way to make me look dumb.
   3. Psychedelic Red Pants Posted: May 14, 2005 at 03:32 PM (#1336151)
he seems to use Alan Embree about 90% of the time, setting Embree on pace to best his career high innings by a sizable margin.

Fearless prediction: this will not end well.
   4. shoewizard Posted: May 14, 2005 at 08:29 PM (#1336840)
I picked up Fuentes in two leagues. Rotoworld and TSN both say he will be the closer while Tsao is out.
Opinions?
   5. Crafty Lefty Posted: May 14, 2005 at 09:36 PM (#1336901)
Fuentes hasn't allowed a run in his last eight appearances. He's been throwing the ball better and better lately.
   6. Miko Supports Shane's Spam Habit Posted: May 15, 2005 at 12:50 AM (#1337176)
Fuentes will definitely get the opportunities.

The other options aren't pretty: Kim (still struggling with control), Witasik (he's Witasik--does pretty well, then hangs a slider). I don't think they'd trust Acevedo, Carvajal (rule 5 guy) or David Cortes (also recently added to the active roster).
   7. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 15, 2005 at 06:21 AM (#1337991)
David Cortes? The Braves' prospect they traded to Colorado for Gregg Colbrunn in 1998?

He still exists?
   8. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: May 15, 2005 at 11:38 AM (#1338074)
selfish bastage
   9. MM1f Posted: May 16, 2005 at 02:52 AM (#1339563)
No Mike Porzio was the guy we gave up for Colbrunn, he too still exists (surprisingly) and in a similar fringe of the pen way that Cortes does...oh wait, how many times did the Braves trade for Colbrunn?

Its scary to think that some of these guys were young and prospects once
   10. Nobody ##### with DeJesus Posted: May 16, 2005 at 02:59 AM (#1339576)
What's Colbrunn doing these days? Last I remember, the Mariners traded him back to Arizona for McCracken.
   11. Miko Supports Shane's Spam Habit Posted: May 16, 2005 at 04:56 AM (#1339689)
Looks like Colbrunn's on the Rangers' DL. He signed a minor-league deal last off-season.

Check out Cortes' record. He's one of those guys who puts the "journey" in journeyman.

In '98 he gets traded to the Rockies for Colbrunn, but then he's back at Richmond in '99. He missed the 2000 season (injury?), pitched in Mexico in 2002, and only pitched 21 games (all in relief) in 2003-2004 combined.

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