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Postby Drunken Rhino » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:38 pm

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Postby Old_Style » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:45 pm

Classic.;-D

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Postby Yoda » Sat May 05, 2007 12:24 pm

How the mighty has fallen... Not sure where the control problems came from but DiceWalk is in a serious slump.
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Postby jbauer2485 » Sat May 05, 2007 12:29 pm

Yoda wrote:How the mighty has fallen... Not sure where the control problems came from but DiceWalk is in a serious slump.


Run and hide before the Dice-K maniacs come after you!
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Postby Yoda » Sat May 05, 2007 12:35 pm

jbauer2485 wrote:
Yoda wrote:How the mighty has fallen... Not sure where the control problems came from but DiceWalk is in a serious slump.


Run and hide before the Dice-K maniacs come after you!


Actually I was and still am pretty damn high on Dice-Walk. Might be a good buy low candidate.
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Postby thedude » Sat May 05, 2007 12:39 pm

Yoda wrote:
jbauer2485 wrote:
Yoda wrote:How the mighty has fallen... Not sure where the control problems came from but DiceWalk is in a serious slump.


Run and hide before the Dice-K maniacs come after you!


Actually I was and still am pretty damn high on Dice-Walk. Might be a good buy low candidate.


He has one bad inning in a few of his starts where he walks three or four guys and that has been his undoing. Batters are still having a hard time making solid contact on his pitches.
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Postby Yoda » Sat May 05, 2007 12:41 pm

thedude wrote:
Yoda wrote:
jbauer2485 wrote:
Yoda wrote:How the mighty has fallen... Not sure where the control problems came from but DiceWalk is in a serious slump.


Run and hide before the Dice-K maniacs come after you!


Actually I was and still am pretty damn high on Dice-Walk. Might be a good buy low candidate.


He has one bad inning in a few of his starts where he walks three or four guys and that has been his undoing. Batters are still having a hard time making solid contact on his pitches.


Haven't watched his last two starts so I guess I have to take your word for it. Still, it seems like he is not making the adjustments in game.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Sat May 05, 2007 1:25 pm

I heard some talking head say that his delivery from the stretch is .7 seconds and his delivery from a windup was 4 seconds. So Theo &co are trying to make the adjustments to get him to slow down while in the stretch. He's having control problems from rushing so much.
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Postby jbauer2485 » Sat May 05, 2007 1:31 pm

Payne Dailey wrote:I heard some talking head say that his delivery from the stretch is .7 seconds and his delivery from a windup was 4 seconds. So Theo &co are trying to make the adjustments to get him to slow down while in the stretch. He's having control problems from rushing so much.


And then after he makes those adjustments, much of the league will have already seen him once and should be more effective against him.

I still see him as a 3.75-4.20 ERA guy in the AL East. Pretty good, not amazing.

Oh, and before you get on me for being a Yankees fan, we definitely could have used him this year, even if that's what he ends up having. :-o
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Postby mweir145 » Sat May 05, 2007 2:03 pm

After watching a few of his starts early in the season, I said he would probably be hit hard by good teams eventually. However I certainly didn't expect teams to hit him as hard as they have this early. I haven't watched any of his recent starts, but it appears his main problem has been his inability to throw strikes. It also hurts that he's played both the Mariners and Yankees twice, they've had time to know his stuff. I suspect his numbers will be better than this, he should be a good buy low candidate, but I'm wishing that I had taken that Halladay-Dice K bet I was offered at this point.
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