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Postby squirtle » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:30 am

is he just really this deteriorated? or is there something I'm missing...he is killing me right now...should I pray for a comeback or bench him, or...gulp...drop him?
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Postby Conner » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:34 am

He's just not locating his pitches well right now.


He'll be fine.
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Postby orange12 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:47 am

The Moose isn't as consistent as he use to be. But if you have him, don't drop him. Last year, he started slow, then had a great May and June, went into a funk like no other in July and August, and finally finished with a dominating September second only to Santana. For now, I would play him conservatively and pick his battles until he heats up. Just keep faith that he will eventually get better.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:50 am

Loss of velocity. He can't get away with his pitches anymore.
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Postby Conner » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:52 am

Yoda wrote:Loss of velocity. He can't get away with his pitches anymore.


That's simply not true.
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Postby Pedantic » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:55 am

Conner wrote:
Yoda wrote:Loss of velocity. He can't get away with his pitches anymore.


That's simply not true.


Well, I've heard enough -- you've convinced me! ;-7 :-D
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Postby bd3521 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:56 am

Moose is a perfectionist who likes to hit spots and corners. He is having some trouble hitting his locations precisely. His velocity is good and he will be fine. Listen to Jim Kaat on the broadcasts, he says the same.
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Postby Conner » Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:00 am

Pedantic wrote:
Conner wrote:
Yoda wrote:Loss of velocity. He can't get away with his pitches anymore.


That's simply not true.


Well, I've heard enough -- you've convinced me! ;-7 :-D


Well, there's really not much else to say. :-b


At this point, his velocity is exactly the same as it has been over the last few seasons. During spring training and his first start or two, he was topping out at 87-88...but he's right back at 91 now.

He's fine.
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Postby d18Mike » Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:13 am

Listening to Kaat the other night, he said that both Mussina and Johnson's velocity were down. He also said that it is VERY COMMON for velocity to be down a few MPHs in April and that they are both pitching well within the expected range for the time of year and the weather.

Neither pitcher, nor the Yankees, are worried.

Not my opinion. Just what the Kaat said.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:00 am

Velocity is down a bit. Location is AWFUL. We have seen this before and it is why he is so maddenly inconsistent. He will likely be fine but it looks like he will drive his fantasy owners mad figuring when to start him and when not to. He looked like he was getting his act together in his last start and then he pulls this garbage from Wed.
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