The Cubs are deploying 2 guys that you can say that about, and another 2 that are on the precipice IMOTransmogrified Tiger wrote:We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Mooney says the Cubs are too horsefeathers to use Marquez or Carraway this season.The Cubs do not view Brailyn Marquez and Burl Carraway as realistic options to help the major-league team this season. Marquez is 21 years old and has never pitched above the A-ball level. Carraway is 21 years old and threw 51 1/3 innings across three seasons at Dallas Baptist University before getting drafted two months ago. The Cubs have been patient with those talented lefties at the South Bend training site, focusing on player development and their long-term growth as pitchers instead of letting them loose.
These guys suck at managing a roster.
Alternatively, the guy with no professional innings and the guy with a career 1:1 K/BB ratio, neither of whom have pitched competitively in 6-12 months, are not great bets to step right into major league relief roles.
And pitchers get super fast tracked like that sometimes. I just dont feel that there is much at stake to let one of them take one of these career minor leaguers spot before they go into a razor-thin highly competitive trade market.