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What's next for Manny Parra?


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What does the Crew intend to do with Manny Parra now?

 

Back to the minors to start?

 

Lefty out of the big league pen?

 

I can't see him staying in the rotation with Cappy, Suppan, Bush, Vargas, Yo, and Sheets recovering.

 

Does anyone know what they actually intend to do?

 

What would everyone like to see them do?

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I don't know what the "plan" actually is, but I'm hoping he stays in the big league pen. He has been pretty effective, and I've felt for some time that the Brewers could use a 2nd lefty out there (some disagree, but that's for a different thread).

 

That said, Parra won't be available to pitch for a couple days and Linebrink won't be with the team until Thursday. So, it could be an ideal time to send Parra back down to Nashville for 10 days, in order to have as many usable arms as possible in Milwaukee.

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Parra should be able to pitch Tuesday- that's his normal between-starts throwing day- so he might well stay in the pen until Linebrink returns to the team.

 

At that time, because the Brewers will have 13 pitchers on their roster, I suspect that Parra will be sent to Nashville and either Gwynn or Gross will be recalled.

 

I like what Manny has accomplished and I'd like to see him stay in Milwaukee and pitch out of the pen, but the numbers don't seem to favor that unless the Brewers stay with a 13-man staff.

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I'd have no problem with Parra getting those three starts, but sending Yo down would only mean he'd log more innings, as he would be a starter in AAA, where his spot wouldn't be skipped.

 

As I mentioned in another thread, one of the Brewers' biggest problems is that their starters are having a hard time going over 5-6 innings. I think Yo should be moved back to the pen, as his innings limit is hurting the bullpen, and either Parra or Villy should take his spot in the starting lineup.

 

That being said, we also need as many "long guys" in the pen as we can get, so I'm for keeping Villy, Yo and Parra on the major league roster. I'm sick of the starters going out with a lead after five and having to rely on four different relievers to be "on" that day in order to get the win.

 

Maybe when Sheets is back, we can have a "dual" starting rotation. Sheets will go his normal 7-8 innings. Then Cappy/Yo will pitch day two, Suppan/Parra will pitch day three, Bush/Villy day four and Vargas/rest of pen will pitch day five.

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I like Al's inning limit, but I think I'd do it with Yo as a starter. I see a bit of an advantage in controlling his workload that way.

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I would like to see him replace Suppan but that will never happen.

 

It sucks it wont happen. But I can think of 33 M dollars why.

 

I think Parra will stick as a bullpen arm, unless we get a vet in a trade for the pen. Then Parra can go back down to AAA and get more starts.

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I've mentioned rotating Yo and Parra before to help limit innings, but that seams a bit of a pipedream maybe. I'm thinking barring injury Parra will get sent down at some point. I'd try to keep him until/if Sheets is ready and rotate with Yo.
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I'm sure this is crazy talk, but would there be any thought of going to a 6 man rotation as the Yankees have done some the past few years? Instead of trying to nurse thru older arms, the 'Crew does it to protect guys like Yo and Para? Maybe when Ben returns? Thoughts?
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I wouldn't be opposed to a 6 man rotation. Does anybody have any info on how 6 man rotations have worked in the past? Of course that would mean we're short a bullpen arm unless we keep 13 pitchers.
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Al, do you think two innings or work per week would be enough to keep Yo sharp? I would think that would likely make him less effective when he eventually got called back up to the bigs in September. Also, might going from full workload to 2 IP/wk back to full workload have a detrimental effect on the arm? I know very little about how to "nurse" a young arm, but it seems logical that steady work would be easier on the arm than the alternative. 2 IP/ week is very little work, considering he's not a one-inning-per-outing type of guy

"The most successful (people) know that performance over the long haul is what counts. If you can seize the day, great. But never forget that there are days yet to come."

 

~Bill Walsh

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I think the Brewers used a 6 man rotation a couple years ago, and it didn't work too well. Of course, I also think that rotation included either Luis Martinez or Ben Hendrickson (or was it both?).
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I think that all Manny has to do is take care of that arm of his. His future is near. I think it looks bright. I'd personally rather see him in the bullpen long term, hoping that that solves his long term injury problems. For now I'd rather see him at AAA, having success, rather that having to deal with the sinking ship at the major league level.
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does bullpen work tend to be easier on the arm, or is starting work better? i just wonder if the Brewers will want to baby him just a little bit to get him a couple solid, injury-free years. coming back from all that, i'd hate to see him overworked and hurt his arm again (Cubbed).
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monty57, Al suggested two innings twice a week.

 

GAME05, starting allows for a much more organized regimen. But it'd be possible to accomplish about the same thing with scheduled relief appearances. An 'as needed' relief pitcher is going to be warming up quite a bit and doesn't necessarily know when he's going to pitch.

 

The beauty of a trip to the minors is that the Brewers can schedule Yo's appearances any way they see fit. In the majors, because what's best for the team has to be weighed as much as what's best for the pitcher, options are more limited.

 

If Yo were to go to the minors, I think I'd suggest putting him in the regular rotation and limiting him to about 50-60 pitches per start. If the Brewers saw fit, they could use a 6-man rotation at Nashville.

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