May 4, 2008

Meek DFA, Burnett Recalled

  Evan Meek was designated for assignment this morning to make room for the recall of Sean Burnett.  Burnett has been excellent for Indy out of the pen posting a 0.98 ERA in 12 appearances over 17 1/3 innings.

 

BTW Take:

Well, it is a day early to make me look like a mastermind.  I did call for a move last week to send Meek back.  In the return of the Pittsburgh Pirates Round Table (should be up in the next day or so), I actually called this move a couple days ago.  This move makes perfect sense.  Meek, while touted for a 97 MPH fastball, discovered if he throws it 89-92 he can control it better.  Only problem is, he is still wild but with a league average fastball.  In his most recent outing, he never topped 92 on the radar gun while being wildly erratic to the point of being unexplainably effective.  Over the last 2 outings he threw twice as many balls as strike but escaped due to the double play and anxious hitters chasing balls out of the zone.

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