Bloody Sox wrote:Anyone have any new insight/opinion on Hamels? Since the last post in this thread, he has been VERY up and down. I saw some quote from his pitching coach saying he's "lost his feel" for his changeup. Is that all that's wrong?
If he's lost his changeup, that's pretty damn bad IMO.
That's like saying "oh, Teixeira lost his power, is that all?" He better get it back ASAP. After 23.8 and 16.6 run changeups the last two years, the runs saved by Hamels' changeup this year is exactly 0.0. A 23.8 run drop is pretty alarming given that the change is his bread and butter.
Seriously, in my mind I read his wCH exactly as Dean Wormer read John Belushi's GPA in Animal House.