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Postby gfantasy » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:26 am

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Detroit really should take it easy on Verlander's arm.


There's no way that the Tigers can take it easy on Verlander. They're ready to make the playoffs and their guys (Rogers, Bonderman and Robertson) are all UNreliable! Verlander cannot be shut down!
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Postby mikekim2121 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:13 am

Billingsley is also a candidate to be shutdown early.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:15 am

I'm pretty sure the Twins won't be sitting Liriano on the shelf unlless they have to.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:02 am

gfantasy wrote:
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Detroit really should take it easy on Verlander's arm.


There's no way that the Tigers can take it easy on Verlander. They're ready to make the playoffs and their guys (Rogers, Bonderman and Robertson) are all UNreliable! Verlander cannot be shut down!
The Tigers are not going to shut down Verlander unless some good reason shows up. Right now they are in a playoff race. But Leyland is on record as saying Verlander will be rested down the stretch. They have already spot started for him once and pushed back another start. I am going to assume that when rosters expand in September to allow more pitching depth, we will see Verlander get skipped again at some point. They won't risk his health for just this season.

Also, didn't the manager of the Dodgers already say as much as Billingsley will see a lighter workload in September? Rotoworld says this from August 20:
Manager Grady Little said he doesn't plan to start Chad Billingsley every five days in September.
Aaron Sele may be asked to make spot starts for Billingsley, even if the rookie shows few signs of fatigue. "That's our Plan A," manager Grady Little said. "It will be good for Aaron and good for Chad. We're going into September and Chad has never pitched a game in the month outside instructional league."
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Postby gfantasy » Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:34 pm

I totally diagree with resting young pitchers. I dont see the point of resting someone in the top of your rotation in a playoff race.
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