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Who gets called up when Weaver goes to the DL


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There is no doubt losing Weaver hurts. Hopefully they can fill in for him with Richards and/or Williams, but I wonder who gets called up? Another BP arm or a bench bat?

 

I like the 11 pitcher / 14 position player thing better than the 12/13 set-up they currently have. This is because the DH is unable to be put into the game defensively since you then lose the spot. Trumbo being the primary backup at 1st and the OF (with Trout to CF if Bourjos is hit for), you lose that flexibility if he DH's and then you get Shuck in the game? You basically then have 12 pitchers and 12 hitters, one of whom is your backup Catcher.

 

Shuck / Conger / Romine / Harris is not a deep bench. It worries me more to have a bench like that then a BP of Frieri / Downs / Burnett / Jepsen /  Lowe / Williams.

 

Williams has only worked one game, so it's possible they let him be the starter over Richards if they feel they need Richards in the pen. I doubt that though.

 

It's also possible Richards never gives up the spot if he does well in Weaver's absence bumping someone else from the rotation.

 

So do Matt Young, Calhoun, or Jimenez help you more right now than Mitch Stetter, Carpenter, or Maronde?

 

Young and Stetter are long shots since they'd require a roster move, yet I suppose Sisk could be put on the 60-day DL (he's not even on the DL, and I thought he was under going TJ surgery)

 

So Calhoun, Jimenez or Carpenter, Maronde?

 

I'd go for the hitter. Thoughts?

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In essence, if RIchards does replace Weaver, we'd be trying to replace our 7th inning set up man.  I think Burnett effectively does that and Scott Downs can be used as a lefty specialist (because he's not getting any righties out).  So now we'd be replacing any random middle reliever. 

 

If they make no moves on the 40 man roster, it'll be Michael Kohn or David Carpenter.  If they decide to put Sisk or Taylor on the 60-day DL, they'd probably go with Dane De La Rosa. 

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Dane De La Rosa makes zero sense. A 30 year old reliever? Seriously? The guy has a career 10.95 ERA.

 

HIs minors numbers are okay. Brenden Donnelly 2.0? I don't think so.

 

You do realize he's pitched a whopping 12 1/3 innings of relief in the big leagues. 

 

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De La Rosa, 30, was acquired from the Tampa Bay organization last March 27 in exchange for RHP Steven Geltz. He spent the majority of the 2012 campaign playing for Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls. The Torrance, CA native posted an 0-4 mark with a 2.79 ERA (21 ER – 67.2 IP) and 87 strikeouts in 54 games. In 13 career professional seasons, he owns a 17-12 overall record with a 2.66 ERA (77 ER – 261 IP) and 298 strikeouts. Originally selected in the 24th round of the 2002 draft by the Yankees, De La Rosa has logged a 10.95 ERA (15 ER – 12.1 IP) and 13 strikeouts over 12 career big-league games. 
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You do realize he's pitched a whopping 12 1/3 innings of relief in the big leagues. 

 

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De La Rosa, 30, was acquired from the Tampa Bay organization last March 27 in exchange for RHP Steven Geltz. He spent the majority of the 2012 campaign playing for Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls. The Torrance, CA native posted an 0-4 mark with a 2.79 ERA (21 ER – 67.2 IP) and 87 strikeouts in 54 games. In 13 career professional seasons, he owns a 17-12 overall record with a 2.66 ERA (77 ER – 261 IP) and 298 strikeouts. Originally selected in the 24th round of the 2002 draft by the Yankees, De La Rosa has logged a 10.95 ERA (15 ER – 12.1 IP) and 13 strikeouts over 12 career big-league games. 

He had one bad game last season and four okay to good ones. Okay.. the bad game might have been jitters. Entered a game against the Red Sox last April, Rays down 8-5. Here's his log: Walked McDonald, Double to Aviles, Single to Pedroia, got Adrian Gonzalez to groung into a double play. Walked Youklis. Ortiz Doubled. Ross Homered. Sweeney grounded out. Then in September he was back up and in his first appearance he allowed a HR to JJ Hardy in a Rays game against Baltimore. They were already losing 7-2.

 

In 2011, in a loss to the Yankees in July he gave up 2 runs, didn't strike anyone out in a game the Rays were losing 0-2. They lost 0-4.

 

He gave up 6 runs in 2 innings of work in a game in September the Rays won 15-8. His log: Entered in the 6th, up 13-0. Austin Romine strikeout, Pena Singles, Jones HR. Montero Singles, Posada Singles, Laird Strikesout, Golson groundout. Then next inning, Dickerson Groundsout, Nunez, Single. Wild Pitch. Austin Romine Singles, Pena Singles, Jones Singles. He's replaced and the next pitcher, Torres, gives up a double to Montero. ^ runs, 1.1 IP...

 

So, he's thrown 10 less than ten games and in two he got absolutely tattooed.

 

He's wild, but must throw a really hittable fastball some nights. 

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