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Steve Johnson optioned to Norfolk

Re: Steve Johnson optioned to Norfolk

PostPost #46 by ofahn » August 17th, 2012, 8:47 am

osforlife wrote:All he has done all year is pitch well in every position we've put him in. Baltimore Bullpen, Baltimore Rotation, Norfolk Rotation, Norfolk Bullpen. As Adam Wolff said "its just a bresh of fresh air seeing these guys (Johnson, Gonzalez) succeed when our 'top prospects' aren't. Not saying these guys will have better careers in the long run than our 'can't miss guys (Arrieta, Britton)' but these guys are throwing well now and DERSERVE every chance to be in the rotation.


It all comes down to, as Buck calls it, "want to". Johnson and Gonzalez give you every bit of their talent; limited as it may be. Arrieta, Matusz, and Tillman have held themselves back more than any other factor. If just ONE of those three took the same approach as Steve or Miguel the whole league would be talking about them.
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Re: Steve Johnson optioned to Norfolk

PostPost #47 by Matt P » August 17th, 2012, 1:09 pm

osforlife wrote:All he has done all year is pitch well in every position we've put him in. Baltimore Bullpen, Baltimore Rotation, Norfolk Rotation, Norfolk Bullpen. As Adam Wolff said "its just a bresh of fresh air seeing these guys (Johnson, Gonzalez) succeed when our 'top prospects' aren't. Not saying these guys will have better careers in the long run than our 'can't miss guys (Arrieta, Britton)' but these guys are throwing well now and DERSERVE every chance to be in the rotation.

Yeah, but things are different in a playoff race. You don't always go with who has the best stats when you are playing to win 1 game. I would have liked to see Steve pitch in that big Detroit ball park though.
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