Sunday, March 8, 2009

The first cut

Dave Trembley could make his first cuts anytime in the next week or so. I'm just going to throw out some names of people who might be on that list.

Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, and Chris Tillman - The O's three elite pitching prospects will probably be cut soon, as the O's just wanted to get a look at their future. They have combined for 9 2/3 innings, only allowing 5 hits, 4 walks, 1 run, and striking out 9. Our future's looking pretty good.

Brad Hennessey and John Parrish - Trembley said that these two injured pitchers have missed too much time to be considered for the rotation. It took him a little longer for him to come to that conclusion than it took me.

Ross Wolf - Wolf is a non-roster invite, and he hasn't pitched well enough to warrant a longer look. He's 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA in 3 appearances.

Brandon Snyder and Justin Turner - these two hitting prospects have played well this spring, but are not quite major league ready.

Craig Brazell - The journeyman first basemen is 0 for 9 with 3 K's. It's not like he ever really had a chance.

Gabe Rodriguez - The first backup catching competitor to be cut will likely be Rodriguez, who is 0-7 in 7 games.

Other less likely possibilities: Troy Patton, Jim Hoey, David Hernandez, Gustavo Quiroz, Chad Moeller, Chris Gomez, Oscar Salazar, Donnie Murphy, Justin Christian.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Chris Gomez is still around? He's been the team for as long as I can remember. Apparently he played in Japan for a while, and I knew his son in 6th and 7th grade at Mount View Middle.

Remember that one breakout season he had?