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Postby quicksilver8 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:18 pm

Dontrelle Willis looked like his first half self last night. Granted, it was against the Pirates, who are terrible, but he was dominant.
I read some info that Armando Benitez told Dontrelle to keep his arm angle higher and that is what fixed his problems....Anybody believe this? Or is it just the Pirates? What kind of performance are you guys expecting this second half? I know all about his 8-11 record and 4.30 era career second half numbers...but should we believe them this year?
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Postby quicksilver8 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:40 pm

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Postby Payne Dailey » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:06 pm

quicksilver8 wrote:Dontrelle Willis looked like his first half self last night. Granted, it was against the Pirates, who are terrible, but he was dominant.
I read some info that Armando Benitez told Dontrelle to keep his arm angle higher and that is what fixed his problems....Anybody believe this? Or it's just the Pirates? What kind of performance are you guys expecting this second half? I know all about his 8-11 record and 4.30 era career second half numbers...but should we believe them this year?
Could I have asked more questions in a single post? :-D
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:17 pm

It's just the Pirates...

It's hard for me to believe that he'll have a strong second half because he, along with the rest of Florida SPs, are way overused. And with his Jerky delivery, his arm just can't take it anymore.
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Postby baseballnewb » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:45 pm

That had to be the worst lineup in baseball he was facing, it looked worse than the rockies.
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Postby HOOTIE » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:52 pm

Willis is living off his 1st 7 starts, where his era was 1.07. Since then it's over 4. A week ago, i was thinking of dropping him. But i was able to get Cano for him in my keeper league. I see a 3.50 era at best the rest of way, and possibly over 4. I had my fill of him.
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Postby kcs261 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:12 am

Willis is going to be pretty good the rest of the way.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:36 pm

kcs261 wrote:Willis is going to be pretty good the rest of the way.
I'm doubtful, he hasn't in the past.

G GS W L SV CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Pre All Star 49 49 29 10 0 9 6 314.0 309 109 99 18 86 246 2.84 1.26 .259
Post All-Star 31 31 9 13 0 0 0 187.1 188 102 97 21 62 141 4.66 1.33 .261
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:44 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Willis is living off his 1st 7 starts, where his era was 1.07. Since then it's over 4. A week ago, i was thinking of dropping him. But i was able to get Cano for him in my keeper league. I see a 3.50 era at best the rest of way, and possibly over 4. I had my fill of him.

I agree ;-D
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Postby kcs261 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:26 pm

So many Willis doubters. I'm tired of arguing about it. But the second half implosion argument is all overblown. The guy had a few bad games in a row -- it happens. However, I think his ERA will be in the 3's the rest of the way, he will get 20 Ws, and be solid...
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