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When is it finally going to be "Orvella Time"?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:34 pm
by Zito is God
I don't keep up with the minors that much, how is orvella doing down there? How soon until the call up?

Miceli has been a mess lately and the need for a closer is endging me to think that it might be sooner then later.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:46 pm
by j_d_mcnugent
he is doing well down there although they arent using him as a closer.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/ ... pid=435378

the d-rays cant stick with miceli much longer and no one else really seems to be impressing in the pen.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:05 pm
by brandnew
Hopefully soon. I mean, come on, Dan Miceli? I picked him up in my money league, it's worth the wait/roster spot. ;-D

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:20 pm
by RugbyD
j_d_mcnugent wrote:he is doing well down there although they arent using him as a closer.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/ ... pid=435378

the d-rays cant stick with miceli much longer and no one else really seems to be impressing in the pen.


wouldn;t be too worried about him not closing in the minors. i'm guessing they just want him to log IP whever he can to get him straight and then bring him up.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:23 pm
by brandnew
Why wasn't he kept on the team again ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:38 pm
by TheYanks04
Orvella blows just as much as Miceli does imo. So I don;t see either as much of an option in mixed leagues.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:17 pm
by perlick29
TheYanks04 wrote:Orvella blows just as much as Miceli does imo. So I don;t see either as much of an option in mixed leagues.


The previous opinion cannot be backed up with facts. Orvella is an exciting young pitcher who is the future long term closer.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:28 pm
by bigh0rt
brandnew wrote:Why wasn't he kept on the team again ?


He pitched like doo doo in Spring Training.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:49 pm
by SHOCKandAWE
Camp got the save tonight for the Rays

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:53 pm
by thehat
perlick29 wrote:
TheYanks04 wrote:Orvella blows just as much as Miceli does imo. So I don;t see either as much of an option in mixed leagues.


The previous opinion cannot be backed up with facts. Orvella is an exciting young pitcher who is the future long term closer.


That's highly debatable. Fact is, Orvella is likely not the long term closer if he stays in the TB org. Can't say what happens if he gets moved at some point, but the guy this org likes as their future closer is Juan Salas. He's in AA right now, and they're hoping he does well enough to get a mid-season promo to Durham.

This is not my opinion, but comes from a source within that organization. They see Orvella as more of a setup guy.