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Postby The Loveable Losers » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:31 pm

Anyone that's curious about Prior and pitch counts should check out his performance on pitches 106+ in his career too...admittedly 40-50ip isn't a huge sample size but he's been TERRIBLE at those pitch counts. I think putting him on a 100 pitch count will be a good thing for his productivity.
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Postby zepfan » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:36 pm

Every blurb written by Fanball should be taken with a grain of salt. They are to fantasy baseball insight as Fox is to news reporting.
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Postby Vetterstrom » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:54 pm

zepfan wrote:Every blurb written by Fanball should be taken with a grain of salt. They are to fantasy baseball insight as Fox is to news reporting.


Yeah, definitely. Every single thing they write about Prior they include terms like "a shadow of his former self", "not what he once was", "injuries have ravaged",etc. I usually disregard what they say.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:06 pm

Things will be better for Prior when Dusty Baker moves on to manage another team.

Note: this is NOT intended to start an anti-Dusty Baker tirade, just a comment that Prior's future will be better when it's Dust-free.
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Postby RynMan » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:10 am

BobbyRoberto wrote:Things will be better for Prior when Dusty Baker moves on to manage another team.

Note: this is NOT intended to start an anti-Dusty Baker tirade, just a comment that Prior's future will be better when it's Dust-free.


Agreed.

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Postby BobbyRoberto » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:11 am

It's just a random picture I found on the Internet one day. I don't even remember where it came from, just know that I like it.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'
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Postby silverZ » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:02 am

If you've watched prior pitch since he came off the DL its obvious he's not washed up. Whoever said that is a complete moron.
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Postby RynMan » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:17 am

BobbyRoberto wrote:It's just a random picture I found on the Internet one day. I don't even remember where it came from, just know that I like it.


Its cool. Im keen to know who it belongs to. ;-D
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Postby TB13 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:30 am

Considering the fact that Prior "only" missed a month due a broken elbow (his pitching elbow at that), I think that he's pitched great. This is not an ordinary injury that you simply go on the 15 day DL and all is good. This is a broken elbow.
Given all of that, he still has 154 k's to 45 walks & a whip of a tidy 1.16. His ERA is 3.72, but as has been pointed out already, it was below 3 prior to him breaking his elbow. The WHIP gives you an indication that the ERA does not tell the whole story.
Prior will be greatly undervalued next year. He is still one of the best young pitchers in the game.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:20 pm

Prior's pitching mechanics have been described as "near perfect." He hasn't been dominant lately like we've seen in the past, but he'll be just fine. He's still only 24.
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