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Friday, April 06, 2007

This is NOT... good news.

North Shore: Released INF Chris Rowan; Traded RHP Jared Trout and INF Kyle Brault to Evansville (Frontier League) in exchange for future considerations.

Rowan's gone. That's just a GAPING hole in this team. Very, very bad news for this coming season.

10 comments:

wooden said...

Joe - Let's not panic here. We've been spoiled thus far when it comes to veterans, but the fact is that the Spirit had six veterans on their roster and two have to go. Jerson Perez is likely going to be a wash when compared to Rowan: A little less offense, a little more defense. I would look to Carlos Rodriguez to be the next veteran to go, given his primary competition are Morse, Brooks and Blakely, all of whom have proven they can play in this league.

DaveCo said...

With that said,i'm starting to wonder exactly what our lineup will look like come exhibiton time.

benoitemond said...

That's why I asked about Rowan a while ago. I was hearing rumblings. Now I'm hearing rumblings about Devries....... is Trezza available?

DaveCo said...

oh,god....please god,help.

wooden said...

From last Sunday's (Hudson Valley) Times-Herald record:

Alex Trezza (Pine Bush, 1998) will remain at extended spring training for the Colorado Rockies, as he recovers from a pinched nerve in his neck. He expects, when healthy, to catch at Double-A Tulsa.

Naturally, one would expect that if any of the healthy roster-fillers is producing for Tulsa, Trezza will be released if he's not healthy soon -- looking over the Rockies' catching ranks, it appears that the "hole" is at AA, as the AAA, A+ and A teams have age-appropriate guys at that position.

Joe Grav said...

Well as of right now the C,1B,SS, and 3B positions are changing for sure... and I'm not clearheaded enough to remember the changes in the OF.

It'd be nice to get Trezza back. It's hard to replace that kind of production.

wooden said...

Joe -- Faith in Kunion must you have. Hmmm.

Seriously, there's no need to get your panties in a bunch because there are too many unknowns to consider. You can look at the roster but the only thing it guarantees is that the Spirit hold their rights to play in this league. You don't know, for example, which of the older guys will decide that they've had enough -- especially if home is far away (Fischer, for example).

Joe Grav said...

Well, that's what I'm worried about.

Trust me, I DO have faith in Kunion. But we have lost a LOT of important bats this offseason.

Joe Grav said...

Although I do want to add that the pitching staff looks lights out.

wooden said...

Offense is cheap, defense/pitching is expensive - given the choice, I'd take the pitching and defense.