Sunday, July 17, 2005

CLE: Tadano down - Carmona up

Tadano was given a brief audition as the 12th man in the pen and pitched pretty good, getting in 1 game and pitching 4 innings of 1 run ball. So you know this transaction isn't performance induced. The Tribe front office likely thinks more highly of Caroma than they do of Tadano, which I think is a reasonable position to take, though I disagree that he's better right now than Tadano. Tadano throws a league average FB, with a solid split, and slider. While Carmona has a power sinker that doesn't miss many bats but induces grounders by the truck load and a solid average change. He'll need to develop a third show me pitch to make it as a regular starter or a strikeout pitch to make it as a reliever.