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San Diego Padres (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by Dryden, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    The two minor league pitchers that the Reds received for Randa were Justin Germano and Travis Chick. I had posted in another thread how significant it was that the Reds lacked any groundball pitchers, a problem which is greatly magnified when the Reds play half their games in the launching-pad known as Great American BallPark.

    Justin Germano appears to be the groundball pitcher I've been hoping the Reds would acquire. Germano is a 22 year old right hander from Pasadena, CA who appeared in 7 games for the Padres last season. He was hit pretty hard, with a WHIP of 2.11, a BAA of .341, and an ERA of 8.86, but hey, he posted a K/9 near 7 and he only served up 2 dingers, so there may be hope once he learns the strike zone. The knock on Germano is control, but he is praised for a deceptive, sneaky delivery from 3/4 arm angle.

    Scouting report lists his pitches as:

    He'll probably wind up learning another pitch and perfecting the three he throws, but in any even the stat I'm happy with is the 39 groundballs versus 14 flyballs on 411 pitches for a GB/FB ratio of 2.79. Of the 31 career hits surrendered, 10 of them went for doubles. So while he's been hit hard, they stay in the park, which makes him a better choice than Milton in my book. :wink2:
  2. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    Sidney Ponson is the iron pyrite of MLB.

    What the hell is so damn attractive about a fat guy from Aruba with a career ERA of 4.78, WHIP of 1.43 and W-L record of 76-88? This year? He's 7-8, with an ERA of 6.04. Yeah, I'm trading a power hitter for this guy.

    The Padres might as well trade Nevin for a bag of magic beans...
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Chick might be the steal long term. A young power arm in an organization completely devoid of such a commodity. All in all a suprisingly good haul for a 35 year old rent a player.

    I enjoyed Randa's time with the Reds, he's a class act and I hope he has continued success with the Padres.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    "Stay classy, San Diego"

    brodybuck21 likes this.

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