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Postby seniorpaul » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:12 pm

MaudDib wrote:You never know what a guy is working on during spring training. Maybe he was working on a pitch


I agree. You really can't put to much stock in pitchers spring training performances. Hamels could have been throwing nothing but fastballs and working on his location.

If after several starts and he still looks shaky, then i'd be nervous.
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Postby Ender » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:17 pm

Yes you should, he pitches in a huge hitters park, he has a lot of injury problems and he hasn't pitched a full year in the majors yet so who knows what to expect.

I'd still start him of course but he's been going too high in drafts for my tastes.
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Postby smoovethug » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:29 pm

Ender wrote:Yes you should, he pitches in a huge pitchers park


You do mean a hitters park right? :-?
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Postby Pirates4Life » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:43 pm

If you're going to worry about Hamels for anything, worry that he threw 74 innings in 2003, followed by 51 COMBINED innings in 2004 and 2005 before throwing 155 innings last year. People expecting anything close to 200 innings this year are dreaming.
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Postby acapulco » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:53 pm

thanks guys for the input. But, given that Hamels has given up 9 home runs in 20 ST innings and is pitching in Philly's homer haven, I think that I'm going to bench him for his 1st game just to be safe.
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Postby Ender » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:35 pm

smoovethug wrote:
Ender wrote:Yes you should, he pitches in a huge pitchers park


You do mean a hitters park right? :-?


oops, yeah :)
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Postby dracovonborax » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:36 am

i feel you can't bench your aces...and he is pretty much the ace of the staff in philly, imo. ido you really feel the Braves lineup is so improved that you need to avoid them?
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Postby Ditka311 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:51 pm

Pirates4Life wrote:If you're going to worry about Hamels for anything, worry that he threw 74 innings in 2003, followed by 51 COMBINED innings in 2004 and 2005 before throwing 155 innings last year. People expecting anything close to 200 innings this year are dreaming.


"Faberge eggs, china dolls, ice sculptures, Cole Hamels. If this were that pyramid gameshow, the category would be "beautiful things that are fragile."

These are the opening 2 sentences in Baseball Prospectus' write-up on Hamels.
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Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:56 pm

Ditka311 wrote:
Pirates4Life wrote:If you're going to worry about Hamels for anything, worry that he threw 74 innings in 2003, followed by 51 COMBINED innings in 2004 and 2005 before throwing 155 innings last year. People expecting anything close to 200 innings this year are dreaming.


"Faberge eggs, china dolls, ice sculptures, Cole Hamels. If this were that pyramid gameshow, the category would be "beautiful things that are fragile."

These are the opening 2 sentences in Baseball Prospectus' write-up on Hamels.


Hamel's injury history is really weird, there isn't much significant that is baseball related.
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Postby silverZ » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:10 pm

Worry about his history of arm problems, not spring training stats.
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