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Why is John Danks so good??

Postby yaboygino » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:06 pm

A very very big year is on the horizon....anyone else agree?
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby sammyfan711 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:19 pm

I'm watching now and was not a believer before this game, he really does have an arsenal. He has been changing speeds with abandon, topping out @ 93 mph and going as low as 68mph with various breaking stuff.

Quiroz just took him deep but Danks has been dominant.
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:23 pm

I've never been a big fan. I doubt he keeps it up.
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby Spartans Rule » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:27 pm

Nice jinx. ;-)

Seriously, I don't see a lot in the numbers that would suggest huge year. His K/BB of 16/7 entering today is good but nothing special. If he can continue to keep his homers down (the one to Quiroz was the first of the year) he could be solid, but I don't see dominance coming from him.
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby J35J » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:50 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I've never been a big fan. I doubt he keeps it up.


ditto
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:16 pm

J35J wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:I've never been a big fan. I doubt he keeps it up.


ditto



15 win season, sub 4.00 era
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:12 pm

OneLoveBoomer wrote:15 win season, sub 4.00 era

I'd be willing to bet he doesn't reach either of those marks.
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby The Mighty Men » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:23 pm

yaboygino wrote:A very very big year is on the horizon....anyone else agree?


The word in Chicago just before the season began was that the coaches said Danks made big strides in learning how to pitch. He is at that age where a guy with a really good arm (which he no doubt has) often shows great growth.

All you doubters can say you doubt he keeps it up. But every good pitcher figures it out at some point. So far this year, he looks like he has figured "it" out.
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:09 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
OneLoveBoomer wrote:15 win season, sub 4.00 era

I'd be willing to bet he doesn't reach either of those marks.


If he wins one out of two of these, you wear a Barbie avatar for a week. Otherwise, I do. deal?
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Re: Why is John Danks so good??

Postby Yoda » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:12 pm

OneLoveBoomer wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
OneLoveBoomer wrote:15 win season, sub 4.00 era

I'd be willing to bet he doesn't reach either of those marks.


If he wins one out of two of these, you wear a Barbie avatar for a week. Otherwise, I do. deal?


lol Barbie... I vote for My Little Pony
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