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Hoey claimed by the Jays

Hoey claimed by the Jays

PostPost #1 by Tucker Blair » December 12th, 2011, 3:29 pm

The Twins confirmed the loss of Jim Hoey, adding that they outrighted recently-claimed shortstop Pedro Florimon to bring their 40-man roster count to 38.
The Blue Jays also confirmed the claim of Jim Hoey today, also noting they've outrighted catcher Brian Jeroloman and righty Drew Carpenter. Their 40-man roster is now full.


Hoey being claimed makes the Hardy trade even more lopsided now. it's easy to look back and say it was a bad trade for the Twins now, but it really is alarming that they essentially got nothing but a MiL RP for him (Brett Jacobson).
I think it's a solid low-risk pickup by the Jays though. Hoey has a live arm still.

Funny that Florimon was also outrighted to AAA after just recently being acquired by the Twins from the Orioles
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Re: Hoey claimed by the Jays

PostPost #2 by ofahn » December 12th, 2011, 3:50 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Hoey has a live arm still


Hoey throws hard but ML hitters don't need to see a straight fastball many times before they can hit it. It explains his solid AAA numbers and frightening ML ones.
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PostPost #3 by Tucker Blair » December 12th, 2011, 3:52 pm

ofahn wrote:
TuckerBlair89 wrote:Hoey has a live arm still


Hoey throws hard but ML hitters don't need to see a straight fastball many times before they can hit it. It explains his solid AAA numbers and frightening ML ones.

That's why I said it was a low-risk pickup. He cost them nothing, so no worries if he falters.
You just never know with guys like Hoey though. He is such an enigma
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PostPost #4 by ofahn » December 12th, 2011, 4:39 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:You just never know with guys like Hoey though. He is such an enigma


You really have to feel for the guy. To throw that hard and not be able to get ML hitters out. I hope he's able to make the adjustments that will give him a ML career. Maybe if he develops a change up about 10 MPH slower with the same motion he'll be able to keep hitters off his heat for an inning.
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