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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:25 am

I think in a 12+ team leaguer, it would be a good idea to snag Billingsley. He has the talent, pitches in a "pitchers" ballpark, and the Dodgers are a decent enough team, which could translate into some W's. Plus, with Schmidt out for the season, it's Bills job to lose.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby samjerky » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:58 am

And with Kuo pitching the way he is, they're down to Hendrickson as a possible replacement so they are stretched very, very thin. I'd say Chad is going to make himself comfortable.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby samjerky » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:21 pm

So, I'm not too excited about this after that outing.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby Vanadis » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:48 pm

Why'd they pull him after 3 and 2/3 innings? That seems weird given that when he was pulled, there was someone on 1st with 2 outs.

Why not at least finish the inning? His pitch count was only 70.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby hurricrane » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:50 pm

I just got home and checked his line.....it did not seem to bad. Only gave up two hits...one being a HR but walked 3.

Do you think they took him out because he was on some sort of pitch count. Anyway...hopefully after the all-starr break they will take the reigns off and let pitch bit more.

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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby sandman042 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:02 pm

yes they are building up his arm strength again and dont want to push a him too much. Dont expect much fantasy value from him until at least 3-4 more starts because he is going to be on a pitch count and unless he is very economical hes not going to go 6-7 innings.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby Philliebuster » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:02 pm

He was on a pitch count of 70. That's when he was pulled.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:06 pm

FalcoAtL wrote:
Super Manny wrote:
Pokeyouindaeye wrote:Heh, supermanny, what you're leaving out is the fact that he walked so many people that every start felt like we were watching a klutz tiptoe through a minefield.


...yet don't forget the marked improvement in August (only 12 BB in 30 IP, with 6 of those coming in one start). This season in relief, Billingsley has displayed similar control, hopefully signifying a big leap forward. ;D


Yeah, the argument about the walks really isn't that strong. He was one of the best pitchers in the NL in the month of August. He really just fell out of Grady's good graces somehow.


Wow, I didn't even realize his stats after August last year. Take out his 6 run thwomping in September, and the last two months do look better. I even owned him that year, and I remembered him walking people more than anything else. Hopefully this start get's a few owners off him so I can snatch him up for the second half.

Tonight he was probably on a pitchcount. When you hit 70 pitches in 3.2 innings, issues happen.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby Montana » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:28 pm

He actually looked pretty good tonight........and if it wasn't for the pitchcount, would have continued.

His stuff was better than average, and the commentators (toronto), were saying he's definately going to be a great arm in the future........they were raving about his composure.....and Pat Tabler, in particular, seemed very impressed with his stuff.
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Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby 5 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:15 am

for a guy that's had trouble with control in the past and supposedly improved upon that, I didn't like seeing the 3 walks in 3+ IP. it was his first start, so we'll see what happens next time out at Arizona
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