Sarfate: I don't understand why the hell the Brewers would give up on this kid. I know he was bought for cash in the deal but he always performed well for them. He was never the standout prospect but it was clear from the numbers and the scouts that this guy was going to be an asset in the bully as soon as 07.
Sickels has had a sweet spot for him the last 3 years saying that when he saw Sarfate his secondary stuff was better than suggested. BA(who often mixes up secondary pitches) said he had good upside for the bulpen for the last 3 years as well.
My opinion is that Sarfate will be a good reliever next year, making the team, and continue to gain confidence over the next few years to become a set-up or closer barring injury. His FB is damn fine and I have seen a decent curve and below average slider from him. The gravy is that his FB is good enough that if he can get anything off-speed over that he will be fine as a reliever.
Astroline: The first show is tomorrow and as the release says it is in the 740 studios. I normally go to most of the Astrolines when I am in town and if they don"t have public shows I will be very disappointed.
If anyone has any info on why the show will not be public, or if it will be this year, it would be much appreciated.