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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:51 am

A couple of good shellings backed up by the crummy TB BP for two 3 IP 7 ER performances and his numbers will be back at 4.3 ERA/1.35 WHIP and this will all be forgotten.
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Postby YardBirds » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:52 am

He is streaky good... like Kerry Wood but more shellings... he will get better as he gets older.
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Postby Octavian » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:22 am

TheYanks04 wrote:A couple of good shellings backed up by the crummy TB BP for two 3 IP 7 ER performances and his numbers will be back at 4.3 ERA/1.35 WHIP and this will all be forgotten.


Exactly. His numbers are only a shy on the nice side because he's thrown a few good games. But one bad game, and it will come soon, will push him into poor numbers. His K/BB ratio is his only benefit, you won't see this guy keep his ERA under 4 or his WHIP under 1.30.
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Postby bd3521 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:32 am

Why does Mark Hendrickson still have a job?
7ERA 1.75WHIP! 4/3 K/BB
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Postby stumpak » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:41 pm

Not to mention the fact that pushing 50% of the Rays games for the rest of the season are against the Yankees, O's or Red Sox. I like Fossum as a solid good-value guy going into next year, but I would be really hesitant to rely on him down the stretch this season.
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Postby mdHARRIS » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:35 pm

I'm going to grab him for his start vs. KC this week and then I'm cutting ties. Ditto for Kazmir. Their upcoming starts look frightening..... 8-o
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Postby kcs261 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:40 pm

I think I'm starting him against KC, too. He ought to eat them for lunch.
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Postby Yin_Xu88 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:09 am

i started him against KC today!! very nice results, although I wished that he was taken out after 7.
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Postby thehat » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:53 am

Yin_Xu88 wrote:i started him against KC today!! very nice results, although I wished that he was taken out after 7.


Same here! No beefs about his going out for the eighth...he did have the shutout going and hadn't shown any fatigue to that point.

I don't know whether this is a fluke or of Fossum has finally figured things out...but he was a very highly regarded prospect just a couple years ago, so it's not crazy to think he's about to become a respectable starter. Unfortunately, he's on TB, so cementing him to your roster in any deep league is probably not a good idea just yet. But if you can spot him like this at home vs. suspect offensive teams, hey, why not?
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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:40 pm

Looks like that correction just came into play.

4 IP 9 ER 7 hits 4 walks

He has the Yanks and Texas next. That should end any talk about Mr. Fossum being any good.
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