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Morrow = Joba

Postby Yoda » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:11 pm

This kid is absolutely filthy. He was hitting 97-99 at the game last night with nearly perfect command. He also has a slider combo that is very reminiscent of Joba in relief. I'd love to see him in the rotation soon.
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby mweir145 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:22 pm

What about these injury problems he's had?
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby Yoda » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:26 pm

Shoulder could be problematic he hasn't been completely shut down yet. Joba's had some injury concerns as well.
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby Old_Style » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:30 pm

The back spasms seem like a problem that could flare up every now and than too.
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby Field » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:46 pm

He seems destined to be a reliever. Morrow = Papelbon might be more appropriate. Morrow has better pure stuff which is scary. I picked him up in all leagues the second Putz went down, which should prove to be quite lucrative for me. I've been following Morrow for quite some time now. I really enjoy keeping tabs on potentially dominant and relatively unknown relievers (Valverde and Soriano in years past).
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby Yoda » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:53 pm

Field wrote:He seems destined to be a reliever. Morrow = Papelbon might be more appropriate. Morrow has better pure stuff which is scary. I picked him up in all leagues the second Putz went down, which should prove to be quite lucrative for me. I've been following Morrow for quite some time now. I really enjoy keeping tabs on potentially dominant and relatively unknown relievers (Valverde and Soriano in years past).


I don't know. I still think Papelbon could be at least a decent starter and would love to see him in that role.

Morrow does have a splitter so he has 3 potentially dominant pitches. I think he can be a starter if they stretched him out. And a good one at that.
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby Field » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:00 pm

Yoda wrote:
Field wrote:He seems destined to be a reliever. Morrow = Papelbon might be more appropriate. Morrow has better pure stuff which is scary. I picked him up in all leagues the second Putz went down, which should prove to be quite lucrative for me. I've been following Morrow for quite some time now. I really enjoy keeping tabs on potentially dominant and relatively unknown relievers (Valverde and Soriano in years past).


I don't know. I still think Papelbon could be at least a decent starter and would love to see him in that role.

Morrow does have a splitter so he has 3 potentially dominant pitches. I think he can be a starter if they stretched him out. And a good one at that.


I have no doubt that Papelbon and Morrow could be above-average and potentially dominant starters, but like you've said in other posts - health is a skill. And I think that stretching those two out would exponentially decrease their ability to stay healthy. Both Papelbon and Morrow have lingering shoulder concerns. It was probably a large part of the reason Papelbon was so eager to get his big contract last off-season.
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby freeling_prideful » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:45 pm

Morrow will at least by tried out in the starting rotation. It's really valuable to have a top-notch closer, but only if you have a winning ballclub...

Having a lights-out reliever doesn't really matter if your team's going to win 75, so you might as well give him a whirl to see if he can give you 6-7 innings instead of 1.
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby Element » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:46 pm

Morrow is nasty, but he needs to develop a quality 3rd offering if he is going to have a great deal of longterm success as starter. Otherwise, he could turn into more of a Jeromy Bonderman type instead. Worst case though, it's good enough to be a dominant reliever.
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Re: Morrow = Joba

Postby Yanks_Baby » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:14 am

He doesn't really have a breaking ball though. Sure throwing 99 mph is great, but you need more than that to be a successful starter. I think he could be an epicly successful closer though.
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