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Arreitta Sent to AAA

Posted: 4/22/2013 3:35 PM

Arreitta Sent to AAA 


Who takes his spot in the rotation?     Hunter?

Wada won't be ready until June.

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Posted: 4/22/2013 3:48 PM

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Steve Johnson will be ready next week. Britton has been getting a ton of groundballs in Norfolk. MacFarland could do it I guess.
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Posted: 4/22/2013 4:01 PM

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Arrieta needs this move. It had to be done. His head is clearly screwed up.

http://www.masnsports.com/masn...ed-to-tide.html

 

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Posted: 4/22/2013 4:21 PM

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OrioleEd wrote: Arrieta needs this move. It had to be done. His head is clearly screwed up.

http://www.masnsports.com/masn...ed-to-tide.html
I think there are important parts of pitching that he just doesn't understand.

It seems to me that he's out to strike out 27 guys every time he steps out onto the mound. He doesn't want anyone to touch one of his pitches. Sandy Koufax once said "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." I don't think the problem is mechanical anymore. I think Jake just doesn't really understand what it takes to be a successful pitcher.
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Posted: 4/22/2013 5:12 PM

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I heard what he said in that after game interview this morning on the radio.  He needs a sports psychologist, or something.  He dwells on a bad pitch, bad call, or bad bounce and it bounces him right off his game.  That's immaturity.  To me he clearly has the tools to be a really good pitcher, but his head is WAY in his way.  AAA hopefully does him good.
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Posted: 4/22/2013 5:33 PM

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Jake has been up and down to the minors for the last 4 seasons since he got up in 2010.  He is 27 years old and hasn't gotten it yet. How do we think this time will be any different. Jake simply needs to be moved to another team. Perhaps a pitching coach with an entire different approach can help this kid?
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Posted: 4/22/2013 6:24 PM

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drjohnnyfeva wrote: To me he clearly has the tools to be a really good pitcher, but his head is WAY in his way.  AAA hopefully does him good.
kinda reminds me of another former O's pitcher, daniel cabrera

I totally agree with all the points made so far in this thread, the point made about pitching to contact vs making every hitter miss is a good one.

jake has the stuff to get guys out even when they do make contact, im not saying he shouldn't try to make a perfect pitch, but the perfect pitch isn't always knibling at the corners.

imo you have to choose your spots to knible, on a 0-2 count knibling on the corner probably isn't a bad idea and sometimes ends up being the perfect pitch, however if the count is 2-0 jake cant afford to knible. even if it catches the corner, on 2-0 umps wont always give you that strike call.

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Posted: 4/23/2013 12:52 AM

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I honestly believe he's got the makeup of a solid 1-3 slot pitcher. He pitches too good not to be able to be stay up in the majors.
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Posted: 4/23/2013 11:01 AM

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leave him down there - if he dominates than package him in a trade 

we have a gapping hole at 2nd base at this point
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Posted: 4/23/2013 3:59 PM

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Its not going to happen for Jake with the Orioles. His time is about up. Like I mentioned earlier, maybe... just maybe a team will bite on Jake and we can package a deal for a Bat.

The Orioles have plenty of arms so while this experiment is all but over soon, maybe we can get some value for him.

This is also why Duquette has been stock piling arms.Sure you can never have enough arms but I am convinced without him saying it, he doesnt think Arietta will stick around. Burnett, maybe Garcia and eventually Gausman or Bundy has us in good shape.
ifsteve wrote: Jake has been up and down to the minors for the last 4 seasons since he got up in 2010.  He is 27 years old and hasn't gotten it yet. How do we think this time will be any different. Jake simply needs to be moved to another team. Perhaps a pitching coach with an entire different approach can help this kid?

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