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#1 Franchise

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

In a way the Garza injury last year HELPED our farm system more than we know, even given the whole Dempster to Atlanta debacle.

 

Last trade deadline we:

 

We traded Soto for Jacob Brigham (who was hurt), so they gave us Barret Loux (RHP) instead.....win for us....

 

We traded Dempster for Kyle Hendricks (RHP) and Christian Villanueva (3B)......two quality pieces for a two month rental......though had we been able to make the original trade with Hotlanta we would have Randall Delgado in our MLB rotation right now.....

 

This year's trade deadline we:

 

We traded Garza for Mike Olt (3B), C.J. Edwards (RHP), Justin Grimm (RHP) and at least 1 if not 2 PTBNL's (probably depending on Neil Ramirez's shoulder after his DL stint).....

 

 

All in all we got our 'potential' starting 3rd Baseman, a skilled infielder in Villanueva that will more than likely end up at 2nd Base and 4-5 good pitching prospects back for 20 starts (combined) on two rental pitchers and a Schizophrenic catcher.....I would say that is as good a job as the FO could do to add that depth to the farm!

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

It was rumored that last year had Garza stayed healthy we would have gotten a package built around Olt+Perez.

Right now I value Perez and a top 20 prospect over Grimm,Edwards, and Ramirez, but I see your point. Hats off to the FO is all I can say.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:35 PM

Yeah either Perez or Delgado would have been nice......however, given the circumstances I think the pieces that were added will help with the "waves and waves" of talent to hit Wrigley.

 

After all, if you throw enough crap against a wall some of it is bound to stick.  So the more talented kids that can be added the likelihood increases that more talent will stick at the MLB level.................even if they are not considered 'name' prospects as there is usually one or two sneak thru!



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

 

 

Last trade deadline we:

 

We traded Soto for Jacob Brigham (who was hurt), so they gave us Barret Loux (RHP) instead.....win for us....

 

 

It could be a win for us.  At this point Loux looks like a guy who is a AAA pitcher.  It could be the league, because a lot of pitchers look underwhelming in the PCL, but I have seen nothing from him in the 2 starts I have seen from him that make him look like a ML starter, except in emergencies.  He reminds me of Casey Coleman stuff wise. Knows how to pitch but doesn't have great stuff. 



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

Loux has been pitching well, he's got a 2.68 ERA in his last 10 games (1.50 ERA as reliever in 3 games). 40.1 IP



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:56 AM

I'm not closing the door on Loux he could be a solid innings eater






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