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Postby nuggets » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:48 pm

Remember he wasn't so great the first half of last year.l
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Postby benjapage » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:58 pm

zhutou wrote:
daullaz wrote:I think Johan's main "problem" is that he's human and we expect him to be God.


i hope you enjoy eternal damnation, sinner :-t :-t :-t


whoa, zealous proselytizing. cool out, brother.

Rirruto wrote:Yeah the 0.93 WHIP, .210 BAA, and 124 K's in 107 IP is really something to be concerned about.


anywho, i'm not saying johan is bad, by any means. it's just been a few consecutive outings of non-plus ball, and i'm probing for explanations.

one that i've heard repeated is the "shrunken strike zone" theory, but i'm a little more interested in his mechanics. the walks are uncharacteristic, and can speak to latent injuries.

but if nobody's got anything, i'll just trot back into the corner.

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Postby baseball6791 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:01 am

benjapage wrote:
zhutou wrote:
daullaz wrote:I think Johan's main "problem" is that he's human and we expect him to be God.


i hope you enjoy eternal damnation, sinner :-t :-t :-t


whoa, zealous proselytizing. cool out, brother.

Rirruto wrote:Yeah the 0.93 WHIP, .210 BAA, and 124 K's in 107 IP is really something to be concerned about.


anywho, i'm not saying johan is bad, by any means. it's just been a few consecutive outings of non-plus ball, and i'm probing for explanations.

one that i've heard repeated is the "shrunken strike zone" theory, but i'm a little more interested in his mechanics. the walks are uncharacteristic, and can speak to latent injuries.

but if nobody's got anything, i'll just trot back into the corner.

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i wish that i could give you some better insight, but the only start of his that i have been able to watch on TV was the arizona start and he looked very sharp in that, nothing seemed wrong with his mechanics then. maybe some twins fans have some insight :-?
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Postby Iconoclastic » Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:38 am

Last year his 2nd half was lucky. This year he's been unlucky. Still the #1 pitcher in fantasy baseball.
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Postby RynMan » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:06 am

Rirruto wrote:Yeah the 0.93 WHIP, .210 BAA, and 124 K's in 107 IP is really something to be concerned about.


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Postby theclefe » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:17 am

daullaz wrote:I think Johan's main "problem" is that he's human and we expect him to be God.


He can't be Pedro.
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Postby Will Clark » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:23 am

whoa, zealous proselytizing. cool out, brother.


I sure hope that was a joke.

Santana sucks!
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:24 am

Will Clark wrote:
whoa, zealous proselytizing. cool out, brother.


I sure hope that was a joke.

Santana sucks!


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Postby benjapage » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:14 am

Will Clark wrote:
whoa, zealous proselytizing. cool out, brother.


I sure hope that was a joke.

Santana sucks!


:-? hmm...nope! not a joke. stop proselytizing. seriously. and no, santana doesn't suck, but there has to be some good explanation why he's suddenly walking guys every other inning.

i am assuming that he will have a great second half (like last year), but even then...what's up with 2nd half performers? i can understand first half performers (fatigue), but why in july does the light go on for some players? more ruminations.

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Postby looptid » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:57 am

Iconoclastic wrote:Last year his 2nd half was lucky.

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