Monday, March 7, 2011

Lyles makes a case, and cuts are coming

Jordan Lyles is making things difficult for the Astros, with another solid outing over the weekend.

"He looked real comfortable, and that's really exciting to see out of a 20-year-old. That's pretty impressive. I had talked to people in the organization, and this was the first two times I had seen him throw. Nothing bothers him... If he continues to be around the zone and continues to hit on one of his two or both of his breaking balls and his changeup, he can pitch in the big leagues right away."


And cuts are coming in the next few days. Ed Wade:
"But I don't know when it's going to happen. As you know, we don't telegraph that stuff. The extenuating circumstances are these split-squad games. We might be slower than normal because we added the Boston split games later in the schedule, [on Tuesday and 13]. We have to navigate those and see where we're at before we start sending bodies over [to Minor League camp]. We had been supplementing our unit over here with the [Minor League] mini-camp guys."