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Postby Buster Douglas » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:01 am

I definitely didn't know this and just read an article on it, but can anyone guess who had the third-best era in all of baseball after the all-star break last year?

Tom Glavine

Only Santana and Petitte did it better. What the heck?
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Postby wrveres » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:24 am

Buster Douglas wrote:I definitely didn't know this and just read an article on it, but can anyone guess who had the third-best era in all of baseball after the all-star break last year?

Tom Glavine

Only Santana and Petitte did it better. What the heck?


I read a good interview with him yesterday that said he changed his whole repertoire after the break...

Him and Peterson worked in the bullpen together, and changed the way he attacks batters, and it obviously worked...

If I come across the interview again, I'll post it
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Postby wrveres » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:12 pm

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Postby logan » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:14 pm

interesting tid bit there. his age still concerns me though but it's hard to argue with that number.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:19 pm

I paid attention. His numbers improved drastically in the second half. Watch him during ST.
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Postby Area51's » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:50 pm

Saw those numbers too, and dug a little deeper...He did encounter a little luck with his hits per balls in play in the second half (27%--league norm of 30%) and a little bit more luck in bullpen helping out his inherited runners from scoring (78% as opposed to 71% in first half---BUT the main driver for that tidy ERA was him cutting his walk rate in about half from the first half (3.6 per 9 to 1.9 per 9)


He has a really crazy skill set that really doesn't match anyone else's too close.

I'm sure he can provide some team with some decent value, but I just CAN'T draft a guy too high that strikes out less than 5 batters per 9. I like the guy; he obviously knows how to pitch, especially given the cheese he throws now, but I really think he is helped a lot by a good ballpark and a decent groundball defense than raw skill.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:56 pm

Glavine looked like a different pitcher after incorporating the curveball. Due to the low K rate he's not a great fantasy pitcher but I held onto him in a 5x5 keeper for $3 because I think he can be a pretty good innings-eater this year. And if the Mets give him run support he may be fairly productive in the Wins column.
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Postby lostraven » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:00 pm

Okay. I read TFA. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Just
another bit of info to tuck away for later. ;-D

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Postby danleroi22 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:54 pm

He's getting older... but it still a pretty dang good pitcher. ;-D
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