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Gavin Floyd Tuesday November 27th, 2007

Posted by Sean in Brett Myers, Chicago White Sox.

As every phan knows, Gavin Floyd stunk it up with us. This is true, even I (his one true supporter) acknowledge this. But, with the Chicago White Sox organization in flux, he stands a chance to make the ML roster. He spent most of ’07 with the ChiSox’ AAA team, the Charlotte Knights.

Numbers: 7-3, 3.12 ERA, 35 BB, 96 K. Not so bad. Now let’s look at his major league #’s: 1-5, 5.27 , 19 BB, 49 K’s.

That’s the Gavin Floyd that everyone knows. But, continue the article to look at what pitchers are on the Sox 40 man, as of 11/20 (courtesy of Wikipedia) minus Jenks and the starters:

David Aardsma,

Lance Broadway,

Dewon Day,

Jack Egbert,

Charlie Haeger,

Lucas Harrell,

Boone Logan,

Mike MacDougal,

Nick Masset,

Oneli Perez,

Heath Phillips,

Adam Russell,

Andrew Cisco,

Matt Thornton,

Carlos Vasquez,

Ehren Wasserman.

Bunch of nobodies. Seriously, if the Sox don’t get a decent reliever, Floyd could actually be an important player in the South Side’s ‘pen. Statistically, he has done better as a reliever instead of a starter. He gets a butt load of K’s (49 K’s in 70 ML innings, 96 in 106 AAA IP’s). Maybe, in a couple of years, he could be the next great closer, a la Brett Myers with us last year. In fact, most great closers started out as starters in the minors. Eric Gagne, Tom Gordon, Billy Wagner, Mo’ Rivera, and Joe Nathan are all examples. Is Floyd next on this list? After all, he’s only 24 (Younger than Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, and only a year older than Kyle Kendrick, who was our savior in ’07).



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