TuckerBlair89 wrote:Not terribly impressed with the trade. I love Teagarden as the backup C, but did not like giving up Randy Henry for him.
He throws 97, and Don mentioned that he has potential to be in the back end of the bullpen at some point in 2012.
The Orioles did have a surplus in the low minors of guys like this but I still think it's a little much to give up for a backup C. Maybe this shows how heated the market is though. A lot of team are in the hunt for a C.
At least Pedro Viola got DFA'd, but Pedro Florimon still has a roster spot -__-
Henry is an athletic righthander whose best offering is a plus slider that features sharp, late break and tops out at 87 mph
Obviously, if he can continue avoiding walks and extra-base hits, Henry will be a usable pitcher regardless of his low strikeout rate. He could stand to improve his slider to get more swings and misses and become more than just a situational guy/double-play specialist, but he could hold down a middle relief role in the big leagues.
To offset his fastball Henry uses a slider that flashes as an average big league pitch with good tight spin and some two-plan break. He can throw the pitch for strikes at will and must learn to induce hitters to chase the pitch on some occasions.
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