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Postby IllinoisBandit » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:21 pm

It's not fatigue. He claims that he could pitch on three days rest all through the season. Apparently he's a throwback and has a rubber arm. Although, personally, it looks like he's lost about 2 mph on his fastbasll since the first month.

Anyway, ya, he's just not the ace he looked like early on. Probably a 3.80-4.00 ERA kind of pitcher. Six innings and 3 ER feels like a pretty typical start for him, with a gem or two thrown in. And man does he give up HR's.

If I owned him in a fantasy league I would never start him at GABP, but would relish a start in San Diego and LA. A lot of the HR's he gives up barely go out.
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Postby UncleIvan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:13 pm

jake_harv88 wrote:he was playing above his head.....its called regressing to the mean....hes just not that good


The "Arroyo Flair" caught the NL'ers off guard. Now they're used to him and not even the corn rows can help him.
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Postby Nerfherders » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:16 pm

Arroyo... saw his april stats, waited for him to collapse, then May, then June, and finally picked him up. what has he done since then? You guessed it. the law of averages takes effect! He's now firmly on my bench.
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Postby converge241 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:44 pm

his record is right on pace with last year

his strikeout rate is about the same maybe higher due to facing pitchers

and he shaved a bit off his ERA from making the NL switch

same old bronson

perfect example of a sell high candidate when he was tearing it up
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:50 pm

he has sheltonitis
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Postby Ender » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:41 am

Some guys get off to silly hot starts that they have no chance to keep up, Arroyo and Glavine are great examples of crappy pitchers who had great turns. There is nothing 'wrong' with them other than the fact that some teams were too stupid to trade them at high value.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:56 pm

Could it be that the hitters didn't know him and now they do??
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