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ARoDfan4life
06-11-08, 01:36 AM
Padres DFA Ledezma


Ledezma appeared in only nine games following the trade. Ledezma worked closely with pitching coach Darren Balsley in Spring Training on his delivery in order to improve his command.

It looked like it had worked, as Ledezma had a 3.15 ERA in his first eight relief outings this season. But he struggled once he went into the starting rotation.
In his final game as a Padre, Ledezma allowed five runs on six hits over four innings in earning a no-decision on Sunday in a game San Diego won 8-6.

"He's put in the work, he's tried to do a number of things Darren has suggested," Black said. "It just hasn't happened consistently. He'll be the first to tell you that he needs the consistency to be the pitcher he wants to."

(source) (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080610&content_id=2883312&vkey=news_sd&fext=.jsp&c_id=sd&partnerId=rss_sd)

This is the last time Ledezma looked consistant (http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200805292795685)

Chacon
06-11-08, 01:48 AM
At one point in his career, ARod was 4-4 with 4 homers off Ledezma

Jeter Kid
06-11-08, 01:48 AM
Is this in "Inside the Lines" because A-Rod owns this guy?

edit: whoops, it's inside the lines II.

But yeah I remember watching the game where A-Rod hit 2 HR's and made it 4-4 lifetime, which is nuts.

ARoDfan4life
06-11-08, 01:49 AM
At one point in his career, ARod was 4-4 with 4 homers off Ledezma

I remember that he always owned him and Bartolo Colon :D

ARoDfan4life
06-11-08, 01:52 AM
Is this in "Inside the Lines" because A-Rod owns this guy?

I can't put this in Hot Stove, "ITL 2" has the most FA or DFA talk.

Jeter Kid
06-11-08, 01:53 AM
I originally thought it would be "Around the Majors". But yeah if you read my edit you will see I thought it was in "Inside the Lines" instead of "Inside the Lines II".

ARoDfan4life
06-11-08, 02:11 AM
It's cool. Mods move this baby to "Around the Majors"

sugmasterflex
06-11-08, 03:23 AM
The Yanks should definitely pick this guy up but only for bullpen purposes.

AMYanks
06-11-08, 03:34 AM
They should pick him up just so A-Rod can hit against him in BP whenever he's slumping or feeling down about his game.

flymick24
06-11-08, 04:14 AM
his secondary pitches are absolute doodoo

his FB has always been good, but his command has been sketchy... combine all these factors and you get someone who profiles closely to sean henn

yank4life2005
06-11-08, 05:57 AM
Yanks should take a chance on him.

yankeeman61
06-11-08, 09:51 AM
Some guys were meant to be relievers. This kid looked really good for the Tigers when he was used out of the pen. They decided to make him a starter and it backfired so they put him back in the pen after he lost confidence. Sounds like the Padres followed the same path. He was throwing in the mid-90's when he was in Detroit. I would take a chance on him, but the starter experiment needs to stop.

Prison Mike
06-11-08, 04:47 PM
It's always blown my mind how this guy continues to get released, and the Yanks never take a shot at him.

Please Cash, this guy could be great as a mid or long reliever.

R.V.47
06-11-08, 05:34 PM
We need a lefty, hes cheap and the yanks have shown interest before IIRC they wanted him in the Sheffeild trade. Could definitly happen.

bigjf
06-13-08, 01:46 PM
If he can return to being effective out of the bullpen, that may be the role suited for him. Yanks should try for him.

Prison Mike
06-13-08, 09:08 PM
Why isn't he in pinstripes yet? This seems to make too much sense.