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Re: Stephen Strasburg - No-Hits Air Force

Postby auclairkeithbc » Sat May 09, 2009 9:13 pm

Yoda wrote:It's metaphysics. He doesn't know what he is talking about any more than you or I.


I think you have your terminology wrong. The study of Strasburg would definitely qualify as metaphysics though.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg - No-Hits Air Force

Postby Yoda » Sat May 09, 2009 9:19 pm

auclairkeithbc wrote:
Yoda wrote:It's metaphysics. He doesn't know what he is talking about any more than you or I.


I think you have your terminology wrong. The study of Strasburg would definitely qualify as metaphysics though.


Study of mechanics is metaphysics. How is that wrong?
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Re: Stephen Strasburg - No-Hits Air Force

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat May 09, 2009 9:20 pm

Biophysics. :*)
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Re: Stephen Strasburg - No-Hits Air Force

Postby neoforce » Sat May 09, 2009 11:14 pm

Yoda wrote:Here is a study done by a Cambridge biomechanics graduate student that proves you can't predict injuries based on pitching mechanics. He knows more about biomechanics than every blogger and web 'expert' out there so until someone can prove or even provide a loose correlation between mechanics and injuries, I'd take his word for it.


Yoda, thanks, that is the article I was thinking about. And here is the key point that makes a lot of sense to me:

Full engineering tests are yet to be conducted on most of the random connective tissue in the human body (joints are messy and generally pretty intricate), and even if we did have data for the average human male athlete or whatever there is so much random variation due to genetics, etc, that we have little to no clue how a joint as a whole will respond to loading, or the stress pathing, or any of that.


The article goes into a lot more, but the point is, all of the view of how arm motion effects health is impossible because we don't have models for what the body can and can't take, and even if we did everyone is different.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch

Postby bigken117 » Sun May 10, 2009 12:05 am

Padsin05 wrote:in case you missed it, in his final home start of the season

Strasburg tosses a no-no but only K's 17 lowering his k/9 ratio


Dirty.

Waiting on anyone with the #1 waiver hoping for a call-up is foolish. There are no guarantess.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch

Postby auclairkeithbc » Tue May 12, 2009 3:17 pm

bigken117 wrote:
Padsin05 wrote:in case you missed it, in his final home start of the season

Strasburg tosses a no-no but only K's 17 lowering his k/9 ratio


Dirty.

Waiting on anyone with the #1 waiver hoping for a call-up is foolish. There are no guarantess.


someone would have to pretty worthwhile to take over strasburg in deep keeper.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch

Postby Big Pimpin » Wed May 13, 2009 2:07 pm

bigken117 wrote:
Padsin05 wrote:in case you missed it, in his final home start of the season

Strasburg tosses a no-no but only K's 17 lowering his k/9 ratio


Dirty.

Waiting on anyone with the #1 waiver hoping for a call-up is foolish. There are no guarantees.


Fail. I'm guaranteed to own for him for $2 in the VKC next year. :-B
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby Yoda » Wed May 13, 2009 3:03 pm

He'll be fun to watch in September.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby superslugger616 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:11 pm

I'm wondering what his value will be next year. The Nats offense is good, but their pitching is what makes them such a terrible ballclub. A guy in my keeper league has him, and I was wondering if he is worth pursuing now. Is it possible he can be a high end fantasy starter next year? If anyone has previous examples of immediate success, I'd like to see what can be done.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby PinstripePride » Thu May 14, 2009 5:46 pm

Having seen him twice, I am 100 percent a believer in his ability, and I think the Nationals will draft and eventually sign him. I don't think he will pitch in the big leagues this season, but I do think he'll win a rotation job out of spring training next year and have good fantasy impact in his rookie campaign. He has three quality pitches, including a triple-digit fastball and Frisbee-like slider, which makes me think he's going to make the adjustment to major league hitters fairly quickly.
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