Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Terrifying news about Jack Armstrong

ESPN's John Birtwell took a trip out to the Cape Cod League (again, Insider-only).

A blurb:
In his last outing, Armstrong left after one inning due to tightness in his elbow. I don't know if Armstrong's been hurt as a result of his pitching or if his pitching has suffered because he's been hurt, but either way the inconsistency of Armstrong's body and performance are large hurdles he must overcome at the next level.

3 comments:

Blazemule said...

crap, what options do we have, still sign him, just take it easy or shut him down until next year. I do not think we get a compensation pick for a 3rd rounder...

Andrew said...

If we want to sign him, it will have to be over slot, otherwise he rolls the dice and tries to get his stock back up next year.

At this point, without knowing the medicals, I am willing to let him walk.

Brian West said...

He wanted to bolster his value by playing in the Cape Code League, but he has struggled and is now hurt. He lost his bargaining power. I will not be surprised to see the Astros let him go versus signing him over slot.