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Postby captoats85 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:29 pm

As someone who has a lot invested in Kazmir, I am definitely concerned. His shoulder, of course, is the main concern with him right now. He improved a lot last year - more K, less K - but is he going to be healthy enough to do it for 200 IP?

Tim Kurkjian: I think it's a real concern, because he's not a big guy. This thing has lingered and he is the only real legitimate starting pitcher on that team. So, they might have to push him a little because they need him so badly. But I'm sure they won't push him to further injury. It will be real interesting to see if he has any major issues this spring.

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Re: Tim Kurkjian on Kazmir

Postby captoats85 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:30 pm

captoats85 wrote:As someone who has a lot invested in Kazmir, I am definitely concerned. His shoulder, of course, is the main concern with him right now. He improved a lot last year - more K, less K - but is he going to be healthy enough to do it for 200 IP?

Tim Kurkjian: I think it's a real concern, because he's not a big guy. This thing has lingered and he is the only real legitimate starting pitcher on that team. So, they might have to push him a little because they need him so badly. But I'm sure they won't push him to further injury. It will be real interesting to see if he has any major issues this spring.

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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:38 pm

I don't think the injury has to do with him being a small guy. He was always a bit of a higher risk due to his mechanics and the sharp sliders he throws.

I agree that he is a bit on the higher risk side due to those reasons I mentioned and also why I am not planning on keeping him for 07.
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Postby glcmustliveon » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:00 pm

Which pitchers aren't high risk again? I too have a lot invested, hes the only pitcher I'm keeping, he says his shoulder is 100%, so I'd have to believe him.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:55 pm

Kaz is fine. Again ESPN doesn't know what they are talking about. Kaxz could have pitched last year, he didn't not just b/c of an injury, but some other circumstances as well. He is as healthy as he has ever been and will be ready to go come teh start of the season
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Postby JoshExley » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:13 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:Kaz is fine. Again ESPN doesn't know what they are talking about. Kaxz could have pitched last year, he didn't not just b/c of an injury, but some other circumstances as well. He is as healthy as he has ever been and will be ready to go come teh start of the season


Must be a D-Ray fan... ;-)


He might get pushed, but for an organization known for delaying youngsters (either for care of their health or their own care for starting the arbitration clock), I doubt they'll push him. Not like they'll be contending for the AL East this year. If it were 2009, I could see them relying heavily on him; not this year.
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Postby Doughhead » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:27 pm

JoshExley wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:Kaz is fine. Again ESPN doesn't know what they are talking about. Kaxz could have pitched last year, he didn't not just b/c of an injury, but some other circumstances as well. He is as healthy as he has ever been and will be ready to go come teh start of the season


Must be a D-Ray fan... ;-)

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Postby pat1999 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:50 pm

Doughhead wrote:
JoshExley wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:Kaz is fine. Again ESPN doesn't know what they are talking about. Kaxz could have pitched last year, he didn't not just b/c of an injury, but some other circumstances as well. He is as healthy as he has ever been and will be ready to go come teh start of the season


Must be a D-Ray fan... ;-)

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Postby JoshExley » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:59 pm

Doughhead wrote:
JoshExley wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:Kaz is fine. Again ESPN doesn't know what they are talking about. Kaxz could have pitched last year, he didn't not just b/c of an injury, but some other circumstances as well. He is as healthy as he has ever been and will be ready to go come teh start of the season


Must be a D-Ray fan... ;-)

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Postby idealFX » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:59 pm

kirky brings up a good point that was under the radar after he hit the dl of the last time last year... However, I don't agree that they'll push him harder this year. They simply have a team full of young studs, and most likely, with him being the only good pitcher on the staff, with almost no bullpen help, I don't even think the team will win 70 games. With that in mind, he'll touch 160IP, and then shut down around early september.

he's only, what, 26? his k/9 and bb/9 improved of course, and he can only get better. the rays just dont want him turning into a 1.7 mil a year for a damaged arm, kerry wood.
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