We're pleased with our Triple-A roster, particularly the rotation because there are so many good young arms there. It's hard to handicap teams at Triple-A, because you don't know what the league will be like.
More Quotes from Gord Ash:I think that was the biggest factor. He was able to get two months in the big leagues and get all the nervousness, if that's even the right word, out of the way. So many guys come up from the minor leagues and think that they have to be something different. They think it's a different game. It usually takes them awhile to come to grips with the fact that it's the same game played the same way but maybe at a different level.
We don't know where we don't know when. That's one of the flexible parts of the equation. Obviously, you'd like it to be at higher levels because of the competition, but you don't want him pitching in 35-degree weather.
A lot of people thought he was toast when he came to us.
He's eligible tomorrow and we'll make that determination then. You don't want to make a roster move until you're 100 percent sure. It's looking good, though.
We were forced to go forward with submissions that we feel we can defend in a hearing. It's not a personal thing. We just have a business disagreement.
He's scheduled to have a quick doctor visit to get up-to-date with his inner ear issue. He's been doing his long toss, probably will start to graduate onto the mound and just go day-by-day on the basis of how he feels.
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