go birds wrote:
I would think so. You can talk about him getting experience all you want, but if the guy's K/9 is over 10 and he's still sporting nearly a 4:1 K:BB ratio, he needs to at least be in the conversation. I like the idea of Lynn as a starter saving the team cash against a league average veteran, and I'm a KMac supporter for his current price...but Shelby may be as good as either of them next year...maybe better. My biggest question is how they'll use him when he first comes up...a la Waino, or a la Garcia?I'm totally opposed to the idea of rushing Miller
, but if they must bring him up sooner rather than later then why not do it a la Waino?
Put him in the closer's role and let him mow down some batters.
It's like making an impact trade!
Ditto on the bolded part, but is it really rushing him if he's one of the best five arms in the system?
Also important to note about Waino and 2006, IIRC, the rotation that year was set up to be Mulder, Carpenter, Marquis, Suppan, and Ponson. They had Reyes in AAA as the 1st man up, and then traded for Weaver later in the year. Wainwright, at that time, was being noted as "not as polished as Anthony Reyes" and having less untapped potential than Stuart Pomeranz (#facepalm). He went 10-10 in Memphis in 2005 with a 4.4 ERA.
I had really forgotten that, while highly regarded, he didn't exactly bulldoze his way through the upper minors.
Note: I'm not saying he *is* one of the best five right now, just asking the question.
My patented projectory velocity quadrant split 400 sector diagram-y thingy says so.