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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:34 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:Anyone think Kershaw is going to have a great second half because he has been in the bigs for a little bit? :-?

What about Cueto? :-?

I think Kershaw is definitely a candidate to settle in and have a strong 2nd half performance along with teammate Billingsley.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby ataraxia » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:41 pm

I had forgotten, but Dustin McGowan also.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Cobra_Kai » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:50 pm

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lol you are a typical Yankees basher who has no idea what he is talking about. maybe you'll learn something.


And you're a typical Yankees fan who thinks the sun rises and sets in the Bronx. This isn't 2000, and the Yanks aren't the ruling dynasty they once were. This Yankees team is getting old and brittle, and regardless if they problems are due to injury or not, the problems are still there. I'm not "bashing" the Yankees, because, as I stated earlier, I couldn't care less about them - I'm neutral the whole way. As a non-participant, outside observer, they just aren't that great anymore. I'd put them in the same category this year as Texas or Milwaukee - and maybe even a little below the Brewers at that.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:55 pm

Cobra_Kai wrote:
Yoda wrote:
lol you are a typical Yankees basher who has no idea what he is talking about. maybe you'll learn something.


And you're a typical Yankees fan who thinks the sun rises and sets in the Bronx. This isn't 2000, and the Yanks aren't the ruling dynasty they once were. This Yankees team is getting old and brittle, and regardless if they problems are due to injury or not, the problems are still there. I'm not "bashing" the Yankees, because, as I stated earlier, I couldn't care less about them - I'm neutral the whole way. As a non-participant, outside observer, they just aren't that great anymore. I'd put them in the same category this year as Texas or Milwaukee - and maybe even a little below the Brewers at that.


Blah blah blah. They are in a far better position this year than they were in 07. You can count them out but they will be right in there.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:56 pm

ataraxia wrote:I had forgotten, but Dustin McGowan also.


I like McGowan to have a solid 2nd half, but aside from the command issues, his FB rate has also increased from last season if I recall correctly.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:03 am

deerayfan072 wrote:Anyone think Kershaw is going to have a great second half because he has been in the bigs for a little bit? :-?

What about Cueto? :-?


Of course it depends on if/when Kershaw is called back up. As anticipated, his command has been a bit off, but it's nothing really glaring especially considering that he's only 20, has good control for his age, and is still mastering his pitches. I'm not expecting a huge 2nd half out of him, but the second time around I'd think he'd make some good strides.

I think we're starting to see the beginning of a Cueto surge. He's still living and dying by the fastball, but the encouraging thing is he's getting a few more grounders albeit his K rate being OK. I bought low on Cueto about a month ago (when Chris Perez was called up) for the possibility of a push. Cueto still has good movement on his pitches that can keep hitters honest.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby smoovethug » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:13 am

Noone buying in on big(ger) 2nd halves for Rickie Weeks or Delmon Young?
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:43 am

The Artful Dodger wrote:
ataraxia wrote:I had forgotten, but Dustin McGowan also.


I like McGowan to have a solid 2nd half, but aside from the command issues, his FB rate has also increased from last season if I recall correctly.


i'm getting extremely frusturated with him
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:34 am

smoovethug wrote:Noone buying in on big(ger) 2nd halves for Rickie Weeks or Delmon Young?


Nice call. Rickie really helped me a ton down the stretch last year. And it's not like the AVG can get much worse, right?
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:03 pm

Not to mention Delmon is hitting somewhere in the neighborhood of .385 his last ten games. He's too talented to continue to play the way he has this year.
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