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Offline balzig777

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Collin Balester
« Topic Start: June 01, 2009, 10:26:09 PM »
Bally went 7 innings with 3 hits 2 bb 5 k's and no runs, he got another hit (left handed) and an rbi to get a win against the gwinett braves, using 93 pitches

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #1: June 02, 2009, 09:47:17 AM »
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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #2: June 02, 2009, 11:32:33 AM »
Yea Bally!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #3: June 02, 2009, 05:31:22 PM »
I think Balester is a huge asset for the Nats right now.
 They have a Major League Ready arm that has learned how to pitch from the Newly Promoted Pitching coach of the Nats in Steve McCatty.
 McCatty has done wonders with Bally and it will be a pleasure to see Bally in his #40 uniform for the Nats real soon.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #4: June 02, 2009, 05:33:21 PM »
Balzig777 that Bally seems like a real athlete. A Switch Hitting pitcher. That should be worth another $500,000 when he goes to arbitration in 2011!   LOL Smart thinking on Bally's part!! LOL

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #5: June 03, 2009, 11:10:52 AM »
I was going to start a thread today, but glad to see someone beat me to it.

Bally has been flat out AWESOME.  In most other organizations Bally wouldn't have been rushed, but he came out last year and gave us some innings.  He had some bumps in the road as any young pitcher has, but he has - to steal a word from Manny Acta - battled and his last four starts show why he is one of the top prospects in all of baseball.

Can't wait to this kid is called up again and this time for good.  Keep mowing 'em down Bally.  :clap: :az: :clap:

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #6: June 04, 2009, 12:05:51 PM »
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battled and his last four starts show why he is one of the top prospects in all of baseball.


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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #8: June 04, 2009, 12:17:47 PM »
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Maybe take a peek at any one of those articles by any of the hundred different people on top 100 prospects in baseball this year and tell me where you see Ballester, majority would be nowhere.

Offline NatsDad14

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #9: June 04, 2009, 12:20:19 PM »
Maybe take a peek at any one of those articles by any of the hundred different people on top 100 prospects in baseball this year and tell me where you see Ballester, majority would be nowhere.

It's because he is not eligible for those lists, not because of his skills.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #10: June 04, 2009, 01:26:00 PM »
I think he should absolutely be the next SP called up to the rotation whether through injury or something else. He has shown he can pitch up here and he definitely can continue to pitch up here.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #11: June 04, 2009, 01:42:30 PM »
Maybe take a peek at any one of those articles by any of the hundred different people on top 100 prospects in baseball this year and tell me where you see Ballester, majority would be nowhere.
Where's Roger Bernadina right now? :rofl:

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #12: June 04, 2009, 01:55:52 PM »
Balester has found his groove and will be ready when his call comes to the Big Leagues.  In the mean time he pitches on Saturday again and we hope he continues his dominance of AAA hitters. Balester isn't a prospect anymore and he won't be on anyones list for 2009 because of his call up to the Bigs last year.

 He has pitched as good if not better than any AAA pitcher in their last 4 starts.
Balester is a gold mine for the Nats as they have a Major League ready pitcher just waiting in AAA for his call up.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #13: June 04, 2009, 01:59:49 PM »
I think they should consider, if he continues this trend, calling up Balester and putting him in the rotation.  They should move Stammen to the 'pen - he seems to do best in early innings.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #14: June 04, 2009, 02:03:33 PM »
Balester has found his groove and will be ready when his call comes to the Big Leagues.  In the mean time he pitches on Saturday again and we hope he continues his dominance of AAA hitters. Balester isn't a prospect anymore and he won't be on anyones list for 2009 because of his call up to the Bigs last year.

 He has pitched as good if not better than any AAA pitcher in their last 4 starts.
Balester is a gold mine for the Nats as they have a Major League ready pitcher just waiting in AAA for his call up.

Spin. Do they video tape Collin's games at AAA?

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #15: June 04, 2009, 02:06:38 PM »
Where's Roger Bernadina right now? :rofl:
When have I ever said Roger was a top prospect in baseball? Ive never said that once.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #16: June 04, 2009, 02:29:59 PM »
Chief,

You deleted my post, you bastard. 
 
Though, I do understand why.....      :P

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #17: June 04, 2009, 03:38:09 PM »
I think they should consider, if he continues this trend, calling up Balester and putting him in the rotation.  They should move Stammen to the 'pen - he seems to do best in early innings.

I'm down for that.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #18: June 04, 2009, 03:45:37 PM »
I think they should consider, if he continues this trend, calling up Balester and putting him in the rotation.  They should move Stammen to the 'pen - he seems to do best in early innings.

you are a very wise man.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #19: June 04, 2009, 08:54:45 PM »
Yes they video all the games.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #20: June 04, 2009, 10:49:30 PM »
i'd rather send stammen to AAA again, and give him 1 more shot before turning him into a reliever. he has the potential to be an innings eater.

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #21: June 06, 2009, 10:27:42 PM »
bally went 61/3 innings 5 hits two runs 5 k's but had 4 walks, he did have two pickoffs 1 at second  (5) and 1 at 1st . runs came in the first, Not bad for a birthday win for bally! 4and 5

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #22: June 07, 2009, 05:54:47 AM »
They put Bally's stats up on the scoreboard tonight.

Congrats to Bally for having a successful outing on your Birthday!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :woop: :woop: :woop:

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #23: June 07, 2009, 10:50:23 AM »
damn 3 pickoffs? What a beast!

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Re: Collin Balester
« Reply #24: June 07, 2009, 12:07:01 PM »
When dealing with a pitcher like Stammen, do you think it's better to have a young pitcher in the bigs as a reliever or send him back down to 'Cuse to start?  I know the big leagues is an entirely different situation (mentally and draining).  I always wonder, not knowing Stammen's mental makeup, what is more productive from a learning perspective. 

Note: I realize that most teams aren't in a situation where they have to call up any pitcher that can throw a strike and would have him in the minors getting work. 

Note 2: Aren't both Stammen and Detweiler stronger in the early innings?  I would fully expect neither of these two are physically ready for the big leagues.  I hope that being up this year will make it clear that the offseason is huge for them.