Originally Posted by coyoteshockeyfan
When is Upton coming back? and who do you think will be demoted... my vote goes for Burke.
He still hasn't taken batting practice on the field, he will hopefully be back in about a week or so. Burke seems like the odd man out.
Will we see Scherzer again this season? I know he was inconsistent, but I am not sold on Petit.
Maybe. Pretty much everybody in the Diamondback front office said that they were going to watch Scherzer's innings pitched very carefully this season, but its hard to keep good pitching down.
When is Parker goign to get promoted to AA or AAA?
He's 19, in low A ball, and in his first pro season, so he's another guy who's innings they want to keep down. I'd be surprised if he skips High A for AA or above.
Just to add on....
* An MRI on Uptons oblique was negative and Melvin wants him taking BP with the team the next couple days before he starts his rehab assignment
* Scherzer threw 50 pitches his last outing and Byrnes said they'll have him throw 15 more pitches in each outing tillhe gets to 100. He should be up within a month and I'd expect the #5 slot to be his for the taking at that time
* When Upton comes back, I hope Melvin puts Romero in CF and benches Young. Sure, Young had a nice night tonight but somone needs to send him a clear message that no one's position is guaranteed. Same can be said for Upton but if Young doesn't pick it up, he can take a seat on the bench for all I care.
* We won't see Parker for at least a year, probably longer. Obvioulsy depends on his development and if we resign RJ or not. We also have to remember he's fresh off TJ surgery so he's still getting his strength back