Friday, July 26, 2013

Guillermo Moscoso in the Orange and Black

It looks like the Giants are hoping for Moscoso to duplicate what Chad Gaudin has done so far -- long relief and spot starting. Henry Schulman of the SF Chron offers his analysis-- 


Whether or not the Giants trade a Tim Lincecum or a Chad Gaudin by Wednesday’s deadline, they need to fortify their stable of pitchers until some of their lower-level prospects (Edwin Escobar, Clayton Blackburn, Kyle Crick) are ready to compete for big-league jobs.
Moscoso has had some success in the majors. He had a healthy 3.38 ERA and 1.094 WHIP with the A’s in 2011. They traded him to the Rockies for Seth Smith. As a flyball pitcher he struggled at Coors Field and was claimed on waivers three times over the winter, ultimately by the Cubs.
He went 7-5 with a 3.93 ERA in 17 starts for Iowa. The Giants are expected to add him to the 25-man roster Saturday and place him in the bullpen. If the Giants need a spot start, or even decide to rest their stalwarts if they fall out of contention, they could stick Moscoso in the rotation to see what they have.

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