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Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:22 pm

Okay, and those 6-12 pitches he threw an inning must have been hell on his arm, also considering he hasn't made the move back to SP yet, so we'll see. So we'll ask Eck (whom they moved to closer because it was easier on his arm). Do you really think that
3-12 in one inning is harder than starting??? Come on, then Beckett should move to closer right now!!!
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:54 pm

3-12 in one night, no that's not tough. He averages 16 per IP though, and going one or two innings three nights in a row CAN be stressful to a pitcher's arm. Izzy, Guardado, Borowski, Valverde, Wickman, Percival, Hoffman, and Nen's arm's aren't getting blown out by high fiving their teammates.

Last year in a span of 5 days, Lidge pitched 2, 2, 1, and 3 IP. This is with no rest in between, so yeah being an RP can be stressful. I'm not saying Lidge will blow his arm out, but he's being abused more than any RP that I can think of and there's nobody else in that pen to take the pressure off.
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Postby go_jays_go » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:10 am

Jackal I see what your saying, however there are many other closers that are getting that kind of work. Mariano Rivera went: 1,2,2 in 5 days. Thats also a lot for a Closer, injuries haven't plagued him, so you could say that about any closer who gets worked like that too. I would imagine houston making a trade to boulster up there bullpen, cuz as you said its looking pretty weak :-o
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Postby This is the year » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:15 am

go_jays_go wrote: Mariano Rivera went: 1,2,2 in 5 days. Thats also a lot for a Closer, injuries haven't plagued him, so you could say that about any closer who gets worked like that too.



But you did see him pitch toward the end of the year and in the playoffs, right? Even Mo was beginning to show the innings put on his arm because he and Gordon were the only RP's in that pen that weren't bums.

I'll agree with NZF on this one, if not DL time then certainly some sort of dropoff for lidge.
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:52 am

Arizona - Valverde (well affirmed in role, maybe even out of ST)
Chicago C - Urbina (just a guess that Henry steps up and makes the logical move)
Colorado - Kim (Colo has prospects and return to NL will help Kim)
Reds - Wagner (Graves is traded for set-up, Cincy had most BS in MLB last year)
Pittsburg - Gonzalez (Mesa released or reduced to spot set-up)
Tampy Bay - Colome (Baez traded for setup duty, Jesus has an arm to go with youth movement in TB)
Washington - Cordero (takes it and rns with it for surprising team)
Seattle - Julio (Eddie remains injury prone and a trade is made)
Toronto - League (They give the phenom a chance and he converts what little games Tor wins).
Chicago WS - Vizcaino (MLB hitters learn Mr. Zero and his 80mph fastaball doesn't measure up, Marte more valuable at Set-up and Luis finally breaks out)
Minnesota - Nathan (very shaky and has Crain breathing down his neck)
Cleveland - Riske (Wickman is once again injured, but for good)
KC - MacDougal (Affeldt moved back to KC rotation, where he should be due to Anderson and Lima's ineffectiveness). If he controls his blisters he'll dominate (pickle juice). Rotation of Greinke, Hernandez, Affeldt, Gobble, Wood would be young but quite capable.


Wow, I just rocked everybody's world!! jk But I do think all of these have a high chance of happening. This is fun, anybody else have some input?
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:54 am

Whoa, déja vu :-D

But seriously, did you forget that you already wrote that?
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:05 am

No i remember, I just didn't want everybody to have to go back to read it, lol. What do you think about my Shingo prediction?
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Postby KolbSaves » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:59 am

"go back to read it" hahaha

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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:01 am

sure i do, i just don't like clicking 1, 2, 3, 4, ;-)
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:13 am

With Takatsu, he doesn't need a blistering fastball to be effective. He's got good stuff, and induces a lot of groundballs. I wouldn't want to rely on him to be my #1 closer, and even as my #2 I'd be worried, but I'd be more worried about guys like Mike Adams, Greg Aquino, Danys Baez, etc.

He's bound to have a higher WHIP and ERA obviously, because there's no way in hell he allows so few hits in 2005. He's a risk, but he could pay off and you don't win leagues by going with the sure thing all the time.
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