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 Post subject: Duke Welker is back
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Traded Kris Johnson to get him back.

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 Post subject: Re: Duke Welker is back
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:30 am 
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Wow, I like this. Welker is a power arm - big-time power arm.

He deals in the upper 90's, and his slider is just plain filthy.


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 Post subject: Re: Duke Welker is back
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:25 am 
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Bucfan wrote:
Wow, I like this. Welker is a power arm - big-time power arm.

He deals in the upper 90's, and his slider is just plain filthy.


I see this as, potentially, a precursor to a trade by Huntington of one of the "proven" bullpen arms (Melancon or Grilli).


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 Post subject: Re: Duke Welker is back
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J_C_Steel wrote:
Bucfan wrote:
Wow, I like this. Welker is a power arm - big-time power arm.

He deals in the upper 90's, and his slider is just plain filthy.


I see this as, potentially, a precursor to a trade by Huntington of one of the "proven" bullpen arms (Melancon or Grilli).

I don't, because I don't think that they're willing to count that much on Welker harnessing his control. I think it more of a let's trade the 29 year old AAAA lefty for a guy who can throw 100 type of deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Duke Welker is back
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You could be right, but it wouldn't be a bad idea for Huntington to trade Melancon or Grilli -- both are at peak value right now. If a team is willing to give up a really good hitting prospect or a major league position player, I'm sure Huntington will listen.


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 Post subject: Re: Duke Welker is back
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J_C_Steel wrote:
You could be right, but it wouldn't be a bad idea for Huntington to trade Melancon or Grilli -- both are at peak value right now. If a team is willing to give up a really good hitting prospect or a major league position player, I'm sure Huntington will listen.

I'm pretty much always game for trading just about any relief pitcher for an every day player at any position.

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