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   1. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 27, 2007 at 03:37 AM (#2457494)
I'm surprised, I just assumed that Schilling would make two rehab starts. I mean, I guess this is better than the jackassed "who needs rehab?" theory they put into practice with Wells and Schill a year or two ago, but it's odd.

The rookies have been pitching well, but I don't see Gabbard shutting down many good offenses, and I'm ready for Schilling to take his place. (Gabbard's margin for error is teensy. I could see him putting together some Doug Davis-y seasons down the line, but I don't think now is the time. I'd go with Lester.)
   2. Darren Posted: July 27, 2007 at 03:42 AM (#2457503)
Gabbard's a tough one to read, but the obvious conclusion is that he's a fringy guy who strung together a few good starts. Maybe he'll actually be better than that, but I see no reason to think it's likely. And it's not like the Indians' wonderful offense pummeled him tonight. He simply fell apart.
   3. Dr. Vaux Posted: July 27, 2007 at 03:52 AM (#2457514)
In fairness, everyone falls apart now and then. By the way, thanks a bunch to the Red Sox for keeping the Tigers in first place this week.
   4. Darren Posted: July 27, 2007 at 03:59 AM (#2457520)
Yes, everyone falls apart sometimes. It's just that Gabbard's pedigree is that of a fringy guy and his performance thus far hasn't really changes that.
   5. Dave Cyprian Posted: July 27, 2007 at 05:55 AM (#2457591)
shopping rookies
   6. JB H Posted: July 27, 2007 at 04:28 PM (#2457653)
Pretty excited about Schilling. I kind of felt like there was a 30%'ish chance he was toast for the year, which would have made it pretty likely he's toast for good or doesn't come back. Looks like he'll be back to being Schilling this year, which should make it pretty easy for everyone to get a deal done for next year.

Gabbard's stock has risen this year, but I don't think a team is ever going to feel good in Spring Training if he's their #5 starter.
   7. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: July 27, 2007 at 04:46 PM (#2457688)
If Schilling blows, we're screwed
   8. tfbg9 Posted: July 27, 2007 at 05:03 PM (#2457714)
This is at least the second time Gabbard fell apart this season with the Big Club, and IIRC, his walk rate is ~4 for his minor's career.
   9. chris p Posted: July 27, 2007 at 05:17 PM (#2457732)
i don't think gabbard is "fringy" ... that implies his performance is on the border of major league-quality. his performance has been very firmly on one side or the other. his problem is that he is prone to losing his arm slot. if he can stop doing that, i think he could be a solid major leaguer for a long time.
   10. tfbg9 Posted: July 27, 2007 at 05:29 PM (#2457749)
Losing his arm slot is a polite, newspeak phrase that subs for can't throw a f*cking strike if his life depends on it.
   11. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: July 27, 2007 at 05:35 PM (#2457757)
Losing his arm slot is a polite, newspeak phrase that subs for can't throw a f*cking strike if his life depends on it.

Primey
   12. Swedish Chef Posted: July 27, 2007 at 05:38 PM (#2457764)
Schilling will blow hot air, count on it.
   13. chris p Posted: July 28, 2007 at 02:44 PM (#2458776)
10. tfbg9 Posted: July 27, 2007 at 01:29 PM (#2457749)
Losing his arm slot is a polite, newspeak phrase that subs for can't throw a f*cking strike if his life depends on it.
11. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: July 27, 2007 at 01:35 PM (#2457757)
Losing his arm slot is a polite, newspeak phrase that subs for can't throw a f*cking strike if his life depends on it.

Primey


do either of you clowns actually watch the games?
   14. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: August 04, 2007 at 05:58 AM (#2470532)
When Schilling comes back I want Theo to buy Mike Timlin a farm so there would be a place to dispose of the the corpse.
   15. Darren Posted: August 04, 2007 at 02:39 PM (#2470674)
Timlin looked fine last night in his first inning. As usual, though, he fell apart after 15 pitches. Unfortunately, he seems to be the only pitcher that Tito thinks can throw 2 IP.

It was fun seeing Delcarmen come in the game after it was already decided and blow away two batters.

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