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They aren't going to let him start this early. If they do he runs out of innings well before the playoff run and the playoffs. If they keep him in the pen for a month then send him down to get stretched out, he's likely available for a playoff push.

how in the world does throwing out the pen in mlb help the sox then they are going to send him down to waste more innings down in AAA to get stretched back out?

They throw him out of the pen to slow down his innings. He isn't going 200IP this year. Then when they've slowed him down to a projected 160 or so, they send him to AAA to get stretched out and bring him back up once he's stretched out. That way they have him for the playoff run and possible playoffs.

i understand them wanting to limit his innings but the pen, then 3 starts minimum to get stretched out doesnt make sense to me

why not skip a start or 2 in the next month or give him 6 days rest between starts and only let him go 5 innings in AAA starts

i just dont like the idea of him taking 3 starts to get stretched back out in AAA after his month in the pen those are valubale innings that the sox could use

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When are MLB front offices going to figure out that it doesnt matter how much you baby an arm, and how much you try to protect young pitchers.

Elbows are going to pop no matter what precautions are taken. I think they should be getting as many innings as possible out of their young studs before the inevitable happens. It makes the most sense from a financial standpoint as well.

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When are MLB front offices going to figure out that it doesnt matter how much you baby an arm, and how much you try to protect young pitchers.

Elbows are going to pop no matter what precautions are taken. I think they should be getting as many innings as possible out of their young studs before the inevitable happens. It makes the most sense from a financial standpoint as well.

Plus the younger you are the better chances you have in rebounding from a surgery.

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Im just praying he hits the minimum 10 outings as a reliever so he can be RP eligible in my league! Im not worried about the entire year by any means. This guy is too talented and the other two bums are just that... Cant wait to watch David Price p.2 deal

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so let's say you are the White Sox management. You had a very strong off-season and look primed to make a run (on paper). You have a miserable 4-5 in your rotation, which balances out how great your 1-2 is. There is an absolute stud waiting in the minors, who in my amateur opinion appears to be the left-handed Matt Harvey. What do you do?

a.) leave him in the minors to develop further

b.) put him in the bullpen as a lefty specialist

c.) trade him to the Padres for Melvin Upton Jr.

d.) all of the above

e.) put him in the rotation to form a three headed monster with Sale and Szamaradigjha

Choice E sounds appealing, but I bet they go with option C. The artist formally known as Bj could still have some game left. Plus, they get to spend some more money if they get Melvin. Spending money = success according to most GMs

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For those of us whose primary focus is keeper league, where would a guy like Rodon rank long term? From what I can gather, he has Harvey type potential. High strikeout power arm with a great makeup. Risk for injury, but long term outlook is SP1 and a top 10 pitcher. Is that an accurate assessment?

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For those of us whose primary focus is keeper league, where would a guy like Rodon rank long term? From what I can gather, he has Harvey type potential. High strikeout power arm with a great makeup. Risk for injury, but long term outlook is SP1 and a top 10 pitcher. Is that an accurate assessment?

Seems accurate. I've read quite a bit, and have seen some video. Slider is sick v. RH. FB more 93-95 than high 90s, which is why many think he can't live off of FB/slider like Randy and must develop a better change up.

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Getting LIT up. Anyone watching care to explain?

I'm watching, he looks like a not very good pitcher who belongs in the minors pitching against major league hitters who are better than him. I am not impressed one bit by any of his pitches. His fastball is straight and hittable, his breaking balls are all over the place and not even close to the strike zone and his attitude sucks. He doesn't belong here, flat out.

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Sox really didn't do him any favors by bringing him in with 2 runners on base. This isn't a 10 year vet accustomed to pitching out of the pen, it's a kid making his major league debut who's used to starting with a clean inning. Really bizarre choice to bring him in there. He looked rattled from the start.

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lol "must own in all leagues" my a**

Ill give him one more chance...Too much hype to just cut

He really should only be viewed as a stash until he is actually in the rotation. Meaningful production shouldn't really be expected while he is in the bullpen, especially during he MLB debut.

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Why would anyone keep him active pitching out of the pen? This guy should be at the end of your bench until he gets some work in and solidifies a rotation spot. That's it

some leagues limit SP starts and count innings, and holds, and K's?

and some owners are not very bright?

need any more reasons?

not saying anyone *should* have started him. just stating why people might have misguidedly done so

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