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Postby yanks924 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:47 pm

Is miserable. He has great movement but can't control his pitches. His breaking balls from that arm slot spin and hang and every fastball he tried to throw outside ran inside. Hopefully he can get his location down with this delivery.
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Postby Yanks_Baby » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:49 pm

First game back, and he just pitched a couple days ago. Give him time to adjust. Especially to adjust to relieving. I imagine it must be difficult.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:59 pm

He is done as we knew him IMO. He might be serviceable but a shoulder injury to a pitcher at his age is career threatening.
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Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:26 pm

I'm certainly not going to judge him on tonight's performance.
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Postby Irish » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:01 am

Yoda wrote:He is done as we knew him IMO. He might be serviceable but a shoulder injury to a pitcher at his age is career threatening.


Overreaction. Especially with someone like Smoltz. He was hitting 95 consistently and just needs to work on his control. The double should have been single but the left fielder wasn't paying attention. The Hermida hit was a ball that jammed him inside but it went to the right spot. I just wanted to see solid velocity. He has time and the longest leash possible to get down his accuracy.
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Re: Smoltz new arm slot

Postby Yoda » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:29 am

Irish wrote:
Yoda wrote:He is done as we knew him IMO. He might be serviceable but a shoulder injury to a pitcher at his age is career threatening.


Overreaction. Especially with someone like Smoltz. He was hitting 95 consistently and just needs to work on his control. The double should have been single but the left fielder wasn't paying attention. The Hermida hit was a ball that jammed him inside but it went to the right spot. I just wanted to see solid velocity. He has time and the longest leash possible to get down his accuracy.


We shall see... He's had shoulder problems since Spring Training.
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Postby silverZ » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:41 am

If his only problem is location I dont think theres much to worry about. It's not like he is pulling a C Cordero.
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Postby jfg » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:00 am

Yoda wrote:
We shall see... He's had shoulder problems since Spring Training.


If that's the case, he's going to be pretty good then. He was excellent up to the injury. I think he'll put together a solid final season as a closer.
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Postby jdsun1 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:40 am

Yoda wrote:He is done as we knew him IMO. He might be serviceable but a shoulder injury to a pitcher at his age is career threatening.


I agree here and I got Rafael Soriano on a close watch. Read what the DL Informer has to say about Smoltz and you might want to sell quickly on him.
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:14 am

I'm not worried about Smoltz...yet. But I do have Rafael Soriano as well (not that I'd call him healthy either, though :-o ).
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