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Open Gameday Thread, 4/15

No disrespect is intended by the term "dumpster diving", and I don't want to seem ungrateful for the amazing performance given by Jamey Wright. But amusing myself takes top priority.

Wright is an example of the perils of stat-based scouting. Had I watched him pitch in exhibition games, I would have been much more irrationally excited about him. The sinker's top tier, even before there was such a thing, but the breaking stuff is what surprised me last night. He really snapped off some nasty breaking pitches, and I didn't expect that at all.

I'm not buying Jamey Wright stock just yet. Leading off the game with two walks and hanging three fat pitches to a hitter like J.D. Drew isn't always going to be forgiven by the opposing team. Mike Matheny said Wright's biggest problem is struggling with his release point, and it seems like Wright has the potential to be maddening as he dips in and out of effectiveness.

After two starts, though, it looks like a very astute pickup by Brian Sabean. I would love to be wrong on this one.