OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: BOB GEREN
does he know how to wear out a pitcher ? ask casilla, maybe he can use him tommorow tooooooooooo.
Just goes to show how little confidence he has in Jay Marshall, since he was the only guy who didn't pitch yesterday.
Yeh, you're right eyleenn. But the problem is Casilla figures to be part of our pen next year, I will be grateful if he makes it through the season without arm or shoulder problems. Also, seems to me he missed some of last season due to arm problems ... but won't swear to it. I'm afraid he's going to burn out Brown, too.
If they can't use Marshall, they should let him go. Geren can't keep going to the same few guys in his pen because they could end up with worse than just dead arm syndrome. Casilla may have a little dead arm, already, or the batters are learning to hit him, and he'll have to adjust.
Combine the above with pitchers who can't seem to last much more than 5-6 innings and you have the makings of a pitching implosion.
Another guy who has worn down, is Gaudin. His first season as a full time starter, and it's showing. Hardly gave up any HRs the first half, now he's leaving balls up and over the plate, a sign that he is worn down. I hope when 9/1 hits, they call up a couple starters and relievers and use them.
Marshall is no Brad Chadford.
Oh, I agree that it's probably too late to let Marshall go at this point, unless the A's decide that they have no solid future plans for him, and little use for him now. A rule 5 guy can turn out to be a pretty big luxury if your team has a lot of injuries, and you feel that you can’t use him, for some reason.
Halsey's been gone for quite awhile.
Isn't he on the DL?
I think he is. He raised Holy Hell back in April that the A's knew about his injury, demoted him to Sac, he pitched a couple games, then DL'ed him so that the A's didn't have to pay him MLB money.
Well whoever comes on in the next few weeks or into SEP whether it's Harden, Loiaza, Meyer, or somebody else..the guys who looked gassed like Gaudin, Casilla and maybe even Embree need to get some rest.
OK, this babying of Street has got to stop. Geren uses Casilla AGAIN in the 8th inning of this game??
Well, the moves worked out tonight. Nice win.
Yea, let Street close, I wonder if Beane is behind this garbage. Embree a full inning if it's close in the 7th/8th. Casilla should not be pitching this often, he doesn't have Embree's rubber arm.
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