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Postby ROC AllStars » Sat May 10, 2008 11:33 pm

Does anyone think he'll improve to the #2-#3 starter he could be? Particularly troubling is the collapse of his K numbers. In 2006 he had a very respectable 202 in 214 IP, but this year he has only 22 over 41 IP. What's up with this guy?
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Re: Woe is Bonderman

Postby RocketsDWM » Sat May 10, 2008 11:59 pm

I dont think he pitched terrible today, even if the numbers do bear that. He needs to cut down on the walks. I'm hoping he can turn his season around and become a solid fantasy producer (maybe a 5 starter on your squad?)
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Re: Woe is Bonderman

Postby moochman » Mon May 12, 2008 10:25 am

After his last start Bonderman was asked what he was going to do. He said he was going to watch some video to see if he can find out what is going on. He was then asked if he usually does, he said no. I think this is the problem with Bonderman, Verlander, and maybe Nate Roberson-they don't seem to have worked very hard to get better.
Bonderman has been working on a change up forever and each season his fastball and slider have gotten more erratic and hittable.
There have always been murmurs of Verlander not coming to Spring training in shape. It makes me wonder about two things:
Is Bonderman working hard enough to realize his potential?
Is Bonderman getting the right kind of help to realize his potential?

I think the answer is no to each. I wouldn't expect too much improvement from Bonderman unless the Tigers replace their current pitching coach.
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Re: Woe is Bonderman

Postby mkultra » Mon May 12, 2008 10:48 am

moochman wrote:After his last start Bonderman was asked what he was going to do. He said he was going to watch some video to see if he can find out what is going on. He was then asked if he usually does, he said no. I think this is the problem with Bonderman, Verlander, and maybe Nate Roberson-they don't seem to have worked very hard to get better.
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I wouldn't expect too much improvement from Bonderman unless the Tigers replace their current pitching coach.


That's a really interesting point- their pitching this year has just been disappointment after disappointment. At a certain point, you can't help but ask what's going through the pitching coach's head.

And can the same be said of the batting coach?
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