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What the HECK is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby raysfan4life » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:50 pm

First, he only goes three innings in his opener. Then, he gets knocked around by the PADRES? In San Diego? Anyone know what the deal is? I spent a high pick on this guy. Is he hurt? I read about a blister on his pitching finger. God, I hope that's all it is.

I'll say one point of concern was it looked like his fastball was in the 90-91 MPH range today.
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby dave knight » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:57 pm

Should've paid attention to the Verducci Effect...(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/w ... index.html)
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby JMB05 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:03 pm

dave knight wrote:Should've paid attention to the Verducci Effect...(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/w ... index.html)



Uhg. Backing this up with real points would be helpful. So he pitched way to many innings last year so the Verdouche effect won't allow him to pitch well after having the winter off?

It's a nice theory but there is nothing that really backs it up. Lincecum will be fine. Probably.
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby raysfan4life » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:15 pm

OK - assuming the Verducci Effect is on point, why was Lincecum projected as the number 2 or 3 SP off the board by virtually everyone?
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby j24jags » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:38 pm

Lince will be fine. First start he was very rusty and his control was not there. Today, his line was the result of two badly misplayed balls by Fred Lewis and Chase Headley reaching the short porch in RF.
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby stcardinal » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:49 pm

j24jags wrote:Lince will be fine. First start he was very rusty and his control was not there. Today, his line was the result of two badly misplayed balls by Fred Lewis and Chase Headley reaching the short porch in RF.


Yup, what he said, not really his fault. But feel free to drop him ;-)
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby JMB05 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:06 pm

stcardinal wrote:
j24jags wrote:Lince will be fine. First start he was very rusty and his control was not there. Today, his line was the result of two badly misplayed balls by Fred Lewis and Chase Headley reaching the short porch in RF.


Yup, what he said, not really his fault. But feel free to drop him ;-)



After more research he only went 4 innings in his opener last year. He also said in ST he handn't found his groove yet, sooooo......

I don't even own him I think he will be awesome this year.
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby raysfan4life » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:13 pm

Cool - thanks for talking me off the cliff. And don't worry, I wasn't planning on dropping him - I owned CC last year, and I traded him after his horible April - worst-case of jumping the gun I've ever done. Not making that mistake again.
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Re: What the HELL is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby DaSh 1s » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:49 pm

I was just going to say CC had three bad starts. You already prolly invested you 2nd pick in him, you dont make rash moves with your second pick. It sucks, but he has proven he can get it done, he still has 10 K's
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Re: What the HECK is wrong with Lincecum?

Postby NWSoxaholic » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:10 am

Yeah- stay away from the cliff. This is when other owners will come around smelling blood. I snatched CC last year from an owner who was talking the same way and just snagged Hamels , too. Like someone else said- Lince said he was having a problem finding his rythm- give him a start or 2 and he'll be fine.
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