Others receiving votes: Vernon "Chris" Carter,
Adam Russell, Boone Logan, Lee Cruz, Pedro Lopez,
Chris Getz, Andy Gonzalez
For discussions sake, where would you guys rank the departed lefties (Gio, Haigwood, Castro, and Lumsden)?
Oh, and here's what Rogers had to say about Perez:
I've heard the same reports on Perez's stuff from a couple of people -- that he doesn't throw hard -- but that's just through the grapevine. (They've never seen him pitch either.) And while that's limiting, we didn't see David Riske, the $2.5M man, top 90MPH last season.
My assertion that I wouldn't be surprised if Perez made the club out of spring was based on the notion that even if you knock a ton off the strikeout rate and increase his hit rate to try to approximate his major league production. The line I kept coming up with in my head was that of Riske.