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Stewie
06-12-2008, 01:15 PM
Posted on Thu, Jun. 12, 2008 12:14 PM

Royals cut Tomko, call up Rosa from minor leagues By BOB DUTTON

The Kansas City Star


The Royals’ struggling bullpen claimed another victim Thursday when the club designated veteran Brett Tomko for assignment before its game against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium.


Right-hander Carlos Rosa, 23, was recalled from Class AAA Omaha to replace Tomko, 35, on the roster.


Tomko’s earned-run average soared to 6.97 after he allowed three runs in the ninth inning in Wednesday’s 11-5 loss to the Rangers. That followed a disastrous outing Tuesday when he allowed two runs in a 6-5 loss.
The Royals now have 10 days to trade or release Tomko, who signed a one-year contract in January for $3 million. He was 2-7 this season in 16 games, including 10 starts.


Tomko’s salary is guaranteed. If he clears waivers and becomes a free agent, any club can sign him for a pro-rated portion of the $390,000 minimum salary for major-league players. The Royals would be obligated for the balance.


The move is the second in recent days by the Royals to shake up a struggling bullpen. Joel Peralta was optioned last Saturday to Omaha and replaced by Jeff Fulchino.


Rosa entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the organization’s No. 6 prospect. He has been on the organization’s 40-man roster but has never been in uniform for a big-league game until Thursday.


Rosa was a combined 6-3 with a 2.19 ERA this season in 13 games, all starts, while splitting time at Omaha and Class AA Northwest Arkansas.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/660905.html

Sure-Oz
06-12-2008, 01:16 PM
Thank You Dayton!

SCTrojan
06-12-2008, 01:19 PM
At this point, getting a young guy up who might be part of the long-range plan is the right thing to do. I would have liked them to challenge .500 this year, but, well, yeah.

HemiEd
06-12-2008, 01:20 PM
who?

Sure-Oz
06-12-2008, 01:22 PM
who?

One of our top SP prospects was called up...i bet he gets a taste in the pen for awhile, he's been good, only 5 AAA starts though so that kind've worries me on brining him up soon

Deberg_1990
06-12-2008, 01:24 PM
I would have liked them to challenge .500 this year, but, well, yeah.


If they lose tonight, they are behind even last years pace......Sigh....

SCTrojan
06-12-2008, 01:30 PM
One of our top SP prospects was called up...i bet he gets a taste in the pen for awhile, he's been good, only 5 AAA starts though so that kind've worries me on brining him up soon

I think if they keep him in the pen and bring him out in safe situations (not that there is anything such thing with this version of the team) he could benefit. They'll have to balance trying to protect him with getting him enough work to make his promotion worthwhile.

If they lose tonight, they are behind even last years pace......Sigh....

I've had to take a break from them. I'd normally be listening to the game right now, but they were killing me - one excruciatingly horrific loss at a time.

eazyb81
06-12-2008, 01:31 PM
So much for not rushing prospects anymore.......

eazyb81
06-12-2008, 01:33 PM
I think if they keep him in the pen and bring him out in safe situations (not that there is anything such thing with this version of the team) he could benefit. They'll have to balance trying to protect him with getting him enough work to make his promotion worthwhile.

You think he'll benefit more than by staying in Omaha and starting once every five days?

I've had to take a break from them. I'd normally be listening to the game right now, but they were killing me - one excruciatingly horrific loss at a time.

Same here, I have been done since the embarrassment of Tuesday night. I don't know what happened last night and I hopefully can stay away from them for another week or so. It's sickening watching this team play right now, there is not one bright spot.

noa
06-12-2008, 01:33 PM
Never should have wasted our time with him.

SCTrojan
06-12-2008, 01:57 PM
You think he'll benefit more than by staying in Omaha and starting once every five days?


Probably not. But I'm hopeful that the organization benefits more in the long run with him getting major league experience.

It's just more tolerable to me to have a young kid learning lessons than trotting Tomko out there and blowing leads. It would be a different thing altogether IMO if Tomko was pitching well, or even acceptably, but he's not.

But I can see the argument against the move.

Bowser
06-12-2008, 03:33 PM
They need to cut Pena, like yesterday.

phisherman
06-12-2008, 03:55 PM
So much for not rushing prospects anymore.......

this guy has pitched over 500 innings of minor league baseball...

i know his experience at AAA is limited, but this guy didn't just make 2-3 starts at each level.

thurman merman
06-12-2008, 09:14 PM
great move. now it is gobble's turn to go.

BWillie
06-12-2008, 09:47 PM
great move. now it is gobble's turn to go.

Now way. He has a low sample size and has traditionally been very consistent throughout the years. You need a lefty in the pen as well. He's shown to be a grizzled veteran at 24 years old. No way are they cutting Gobble.

Sure-Oz
06-12-2008, 09:51 PM
Now way. He has a low sample size and has traditionally been very consistent throughout the years. You need a lefty in the pen as well. He's shown to be a grizzled veteran at 24 years old. No way are they cutting Gobble.

We need him pitching against lefties only, it seemed that is all he did last year...

A specialist like him can be trade bait, regardless of his shitty play

Jayhawkerman2001
06-12-2008, 10:06 PM
They need to cut Pena, like yesterday.

agreed, though i like his defense.

It seems like in Aviles that we have a shortstop with some power. That bomb he had in todays game was monstrous. I love how he looks exactly like mike sweeney when he's up to bat.

Sure-Oz
06-12-2008, 10:09 PM
agreed, though i like his defense.

It seems like in Aviles that we have a shortstop with some power. That bomb he had in todays game was monstrous. I love how he looks exactly like mike sweeney when he's up to bat.

I think we should waive him as well, pointless with aviles here...

I hope the guy can do well defensively for us or be our 2b, we know he can hit

thurman merman
06-13-2008, 11:32 AM
Now way. He has a low sample size and has traditionally been very consistent throughout the years. You need a lefty in the pen as well. He's shown to be a grizzled veteran at 24 years old. No way are they cutting Gobble.

um. his ERA is 8.10.

he needs to at least go to AAA for a while. he can't get anybody out at all right now.