ESPN's Keith Law held a prospect chat on Thursday afternoon and here are a few excerpts from his chat:
Andrew Carrier (Atlanta Ga)
Do you think Jason Heyward can turn it around?
Absolutely. It's a mechanical thing.
Law's colleague Buster Olney wrote yesterday that some in the Braves front office are down on Heyward and would consider trading him. I think that is crazy talk, and agree with Law here. He should have a bounce back year in 2012.
Luke (Wilmington, NC)
How fun was last night?
That was a grade-80 day of baseball.
Wednesday night was one of the great nights of baseball you'll ever want to see.
More excerpts after the jump:
Sox Nation (Railing, Tobin Bridge)
No question. Just wanted to say goodbye.
Enjoy that dirty water.
Not to rub it in for Sox fans, but I have to say I had a hearty laugh after reading this exchange.
Carlos (Los Angeles)
Yes, by a wide margin. But I can't say that nickname has much staying power.
By a wide margin? OK, I agree.
Now that a year has passed, how do you feel the Padres did in the Gonzalez deal? Kelly didn't seem to have a great year and Rizzo's cups of coffee were lukewarm, too. Still plenty of time for change, but your thoughts now, please?
I'd say I feel the same on Rizzo, slightly cooler on Kelly (stuff is still there, fastball might be a tick better, but the propensity to have that one bad inning remains), and much cooler on Fuentes.
Wow. Did Theo rip off his former assistant? I am beginning to think so, but we need to give the trade more time to see how Rizzo responds to a full season in the big leagues, Kelly matures as a pitcher, and Fuentes is still in High A ball, where he hit .275-.342-.369 with 41 SBs in 55 attempts and a 117-44 K/BB rate in 510 at bats.
Mike (San Diego)
Kenley Jansen's K rate was ridiculously high for September (21K/9 I believe). More of a product of bad competition or does he have that good of stuff?
It's pretty ridiculous. Blogged about him yesterday, but 92-97 with natural cut is pretty tough to hit.
I think we will be hearing more about Jansen this offseason and in 2012. And he has only been on the mound for just over 2 years now.