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Postby JohnnyBenchBest Ever » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:49 am

Is Bush considered a sleeper? Can he do what Capuano did last year?
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:30 am

Now that it looks like he's earned a spot in the rotation, I think he is a quality sleeper. I can see him winning a dozen games, maybe 14, with a high 3 ERA.
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Postby JohnnyBenchBest Ever » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:33 am

Does he have more upside for this season than a guy like Verlander?
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Postby wieds » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:40 am

As a blue jays fan he's always had a lot of upside. I was very disappointed when we traded him. He would be hot at times and average at times. But I think he will blow up soon. His first start in the majors he had a no hitter going into the ninth. (However the game didn't mean anything because it was the end of the season and both teams were out of the playoff race.)
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Postby JohnnyBenchBest Ever » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:44 am

When you say "blow up" what do you mean? I can take that 2 ways, maybe I'm old and slow.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:50 am

JohnnyBenchBest Ever wrote:When you say "blow up" what do you mean? I can take that 2 ways, maybe I'm old and slow.

The good kind!

He's always had "stuff." He's now facing lineups with pitchers and he's out of the AL East and he's another year more experienced.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:18 pm

He has always been a guy that throws strikes which is half the battle.

His K rate was pretty good in the minors but very low in MLB. I think with a better coach and confidence, he can be a decent #3 type pitcher this season.
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Postby RAmst23 » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:21 pm

Bush is definitely a sleeper and brings a lot of reward for the risk. This guy is going undrafted in pretty much every league and could be serviceable fantasy starter. I'm hoping for Joe Blanton type numbers from him.
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Postby Ender » Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:03 pm

Bush is my pick to breakout this year. Maddux has a way of fixing pitchers and every starter that has stuck with the team has seem a big jump in K's under him. Moving from the AL east to the NL central is a big improvement as well. I see a mid 3 ERA, Whip in the 1.2's and a good 150 K's or so out of him.
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Postby JohnnyBenchBest Ever » Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:05 pm

So Bush will have a more positive affect this year in FB than a guy like Verlander?
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