Friday, May 16, 2008

Is Victor Santos Available?

Jayson Stark's current column includes an item about the Brewers' search for starting pitching depth...Julian Tavarez, anyone?

• WHAT'S BREWING: In the wake of Yovani Gallardo's season-ending knee injury, the Brewers' hunt for pitching depth led them to make a run at Julian Tavarez this week -- as serious a run, in fact, as Colorado. But the Brewers aren't through looking. They have Jeff Weaver stashed at Triple-A (where he's 1-1, 5.40 after three starts). And other scouts report they've been investigating a variety of once-familiar names currently toiling in Triple-A -- a group we call the Bartolo Colon All-Stars.

Super.

A quick glimpse of the AAA pitching stats in the Pacific Coast League shows me the following former major leaguers throwing lots of innings at AAA (with varying success): Tony Armas, Victor Santos, Kyle Davies, Runelvys Hernandez, Brandon Duckworth and Victor Zambrano (Mets fans just threw up, thinking that they traded Scott Kazmir for that guy).

The International League gives us Tomo Ohka, Ben Hendrickson, Casey Fossum, and the aforementioned Bartolo Colon.

A distinguished group.

6 comments:

AP said...

Apparently Zach Jackson is mad that you didn't mention him on this list of distinguished pitchers. Yikes.

Woz said...

Action Jackson has dropped off the map...I sort of feel bad for the guy.

Sort of.

Anonymous said...

I think Jackson is off th elist since he is on the Brewers roster now.

AP said...

Yes I know, that's why I mentioned it. That's also why I said yikes. Jackson & Defelice roll into Boston to face the world champs. Double yikes.

Anonymous said...

Duckman!

Woz said...

Wow...I had no idea that even happened.

I am 95% against this move...