• Bobby Brownlie

    Posted by on June 23rd, 2007 · Comments (4)

    From Our Sports Central

    NEWARK, NJ – June 19, 2007 – Newark Bears starter Bobby Brownlie (4-3) pitched six-plus scoreless innings striking out a season high ten batters and second baseman Javier Colina hit his team leading ninth home run of the season as the Bears defeated the Road Warriors 7-0 Tuesday evening at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.

    I know that the Bears play in a league that’s close to being just Double-A caliber. And, I know that the Cubs released Brownlie because he, in their opinion, was not showing them anything that said he was progressing towards being a good big league pitcher. But, five years ago, he was a stud at Rutgers.

    In nine starts at Newark, Brownlie’s got an ERA of 3.30 and he’s averaging 6.3 IP per start. His K/BB ratio is 2.6 to one. And, he’s not tremendously old – he’s three and a half years away from being thirty.

    It just seems like the Yankees should give Brownlie a shot. Sign him, stick him in Trenton (Double-A) and give him a month or two. See how it goes from there.

    The way teams need pitchers, someone is going to sign him soon. Why not beat them to the punch?

    Comments on Bobby Brownlie

    1. dereksTeam
      June 23rd, 2007 | 6:32 pm

      apropos of nothing, an opinion on where Mark Teixeira winds up:
      Mark Teixeira Trade Rumors
      Kat O’Brien of Newsday has the latest Mark Teixeira trade rumors for our perusal. According to O’Brien, the Yankees, Dodgers, Orioles, Angels, and Braves as said to be interested in the first baseman.

      We’ve seen the Angels connected to Teixeira plenty of times, and I still don’t get it. Why would the Angels move Casey Kotchman, by all accounts a fine fielder, off first base? The rumors persist, but this does not seem like a fit for the Halos. They need a third baseman.

      With the Yanks, I imagine the stumbling block remains finding a package good enough for Jon Daniels without including Phil Hughes. I see this as a long shot, mainly because the Red Sox are not rumored to be after Teixeira. And I just demonstrated why I don’t think the Angels will legitimately chase him. So the Yankees wouldn’t be in competition with an AL contender for Teixeira (unless the Tigers get involved). There is no pressing need to give up the farm, even the non-Hughes part of the farm.

      The Braves are a dark horse; I think the Dodgers and Orioles will go head to head for Teixeira. O’Brien mentions that at least eight or nine teams have expressed at least casual interest, so there are a few unknowns here. If I had to guess, I’d say Teixeira becomes a Dodger or else stays put this summer.

    2. Lee Sinins
      June 23rd, 2007 | 7:21 pm

      I might agree with you that “he’s not tremendously old.” By prospects standards, he’s not old, he’s ancient.

      He has a 4.30 career minor league ERA. In the past 2 years, he’s had a 4.74 ERA in AA, followed by a 5.64 ERA in AA and a 10.80 ERA in AAA.

      Let’s hope the Red Sox sign him.

    3. Lee Sinins
      June 23rd, 2007 | 7:24 pm

      Correction–he had a 4.74 ERA in AAA, not AA, in 2005.

    4. June 23rd, 2007 | 9:48 pm

      Just call up Britton and Edwar Ramirez. Why they are both rotting in AAA is beyond me. They can’t be as bad as Farnsworth, Myers and Villone.

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