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 Post subject: Chris Resop
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Pretty busy over the past 3 games, with a lot of good (Jones, Alvarez, Ohlendorf, Meek, McDonald, Snyder), some bad (Hanrahan), and some ugly (Milledge's baserunning).

One player who is flying under the radar is Chris Resop. He was dealing last night. He was hitting 95 mph and his curve is just plain nasty. I thought that the umpire gagged on a 1-1 curve to Olivo. The pitch was a strike, but the umpire gave up on it too soon. The ball broke down into the strike zone at the very end.

No matter. Resop dealt the heat and got a grounder from Olivo, then fanned the next guy on a 95 mph heater.

Impressed with Resop. Also impressed by the Pirates having him on their radar when he was put on waivers. Adding Resop to Meek and Hanrahan, and Ledezma as the LOOGY, makes the re-worked pen pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Resop
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:14 pm 
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I think they still need a reliable long man. McCutchen, maybe?

Also, the jury's still out on Ledezma. I'm hoping that Moskos starts turning it around so that he's a lefty reliever option sometime in 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Resop
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J_C_Steel wrote:
I think they still need a reliable long man. McCutchen, maybe?

I can live with the team struggling to find a reliable long man. All but the pitching-rich have dubious pitchers occuping that spot. When the Pirates had Carrasco in that role, they were the beneficiaries of a luxury very few teams have.

J_C_Steel wrote:
Also, the jury's still out on Ledezma.

Lefties do not appear to be comfortable against him, at all. He is not a given, no debate, but the way he has performed against lefties makes him a very good candidate to take over Lopez' role. And to be fair to Lopez, he did well in the LOOGY role, but was anybody else queasy when he was brought in to pitch a full inning, against mostly R-handed batters?


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Resop
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:16 am 
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Give him a start or two. What's the downside?

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Resop
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:27 am 
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Rochester wrote:
Give him a start or two. What's the downside?


As Pirates fans, we tend to find out what the "downside" is rather quickly...

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