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Postby ScrappyDoo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:30 am

I know he had a bad second half last year, most likely due to injuries he didnt let on to having but before that he was 12-2. Hes always been a stud and last year was his only real slip up. Why is he so low on everyone's list. He is now on the arguably the best offensive team in the majors and not only that hes now pitching in the NL. What gives?
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Postby beltrans_boy » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:53 am

I don't know. I got made fun of for drafting him in the 7th round last week. Beats me, but if people are going to let him fall that far, I'm more than willing to take a "risk"
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:11 am

I'm pretty sure he was healthy last year. According to Zito, it was a confidence problem that led to bad mechanics. I'm drafting him with a 3.50 ERA in mind, but I'm not going to take him too early if he'll last longer which he usually does.
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:57 am

mulder's actually a great candidate for a bounce-back year, especially given STL's pujols-powered offense.
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:14 am

Not as a big a deal with pitchers as it is with bats, but for the record he is 27 this year.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:27 am

People are scared off by last year's 2nd half. Mulder claims that he was never hurt and that it was a mechanics problem. He hasn't looked so hot in ST either.
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:32 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:People are scared off by last year's 2nd half. Mulder claims that he was never hurt and that it was a mechanics problem. He hasn't looked so hot in ST either.


Really? I haven't looked at his total ST stats but I remember reading about him being lights out a little earlier, vs the Nationals if I recall correctly?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:40 am

I don't put any stock in ST numbers but he is 2-2 with 3.60, 25 IP, 8 BB, 17 K and 1 HR. His first couple of games were pretty rough. The last 3 games he has looked much better.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:02 am

Hes dangerous, because you'll have to throw a high pick for him, but he could be worth it. But his recent collapses or injuries scare me and make me wonder if he can pitch an entire season still.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:14 am

My opinion is that Mulder got overworked in Oakland. You can't deny that he has thrown a ton of innings the past couple of years, particularly in the first half of each season. It's not a matter of health (yet), just a matter of getting tired.
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