Monday, 30 August 2010

Nobody Knows Nuttin

So - I see on the ol' transaction wire that Scott Richmond has been promoted to Vegas. I'd tell you what that means but as my last post demonstrates, I really have no idea.

Well, yes, it means at least this - the jays are not going out of their way to make sure the New Hampshire Fisher Cats have a full rotation for the playoffs. If one presumes the Stewart is about done, the F-Cats have one week to go in the season and TWO of their regular starters ready for the playoffs (Drabek and Randy Boone). Spot-starter journeyman B.J. Lamura can take one of the other spots, but Ray Gonzalez and JoJo Reyes are on the DL (status unknown) and unless one or both are activated, the team will have to plug in failed starters from their pen (Ronald Uviedo or Clint Everts) to patch together a rotation.

On the surface, this means at least that Richmond probably becomes the number one option to replace Morrow (which, if he's the choice, would limit him to only one AAA start) but beyond that, it throws into some doubt the confident assertion that Drabek will stick in AA out of consideration for the playoffs.

On another pitching related note, my favorite golden child from the 2010 draft class was advanced to Auburn upon Saturday's end of the GCL. It's not really significant since Sanchez will undoubtedly return to this level to open next season, but since he's my top guy to watch from this last draft I like it anyway.

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