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Postby Clevelander » Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:48 am

seeing that he prob isnt getting signed by the sox next yr and rotation wise he is behind schilling and pedro...maybe even wakefield...what do you see him doing this year....

fantasy stud or dud....?

does he make the best of the situation and pull roughly 18-20 wins with a decent era again or do we look for the rough estimate of 15-16 wins with a high era and so-so whip...?

any bostonians have inside details to what they are talking about for him...
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Postby Yikes » Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:54 am

oh geez, you're not gonna start typing L I K E T H I S now are you?

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Postby zEli173 » Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:47 pm

I'm expecting a VERY good season from him. It's hard to tell with Lowe how he'll react to pressure, sometimes its a big motivator sometimes it's been a problem. But ever since the season he spent as closer he's generally done quite well under pressure. In fact, although he's a guy known for wearing his heart on his sleeve and letting that affect him, he's had some of the most clutch performaces by of any Red Sox since 1998 (incredible relief against Cleveland in the 1998 ALDS, no hitter against the D-Rays in 2002, huge situational pitching against the A's in last years ALDS).

More important than his pysche is how terrific a spring he's having. He's throwing the ball great and the results have been awesome. I really think he could get off to a start near what he did two years ago. When his sinker is really moving and he's getting ahead in the count, as has been the case this spring, hitters have virtually no chance to do anything but pound the ball into the ground. It doesn't matter if your Alex Rodriguez or Crash Davis.

As a ground ball pitcher his success depends on chance more than other pitchers. Two years ago nearly everything broke his way. Last year he was not as sharp, but he also rarely caught any breaks. Consider that, and consider that when Nomar is back (please let it be only a month) the Red Sox will have a ton of range up the middle with him and Pokey Reese.
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Postby stumpak » Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:01 pm

Agree with the above, to an extent. Probably WHIP and ERA somewhere between 02 and 03, but I good ammount of wins.

The other nice thing is that he will undervalued in many cases, becasue people will consider him a cancer based on last year.
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Postby thetongueofire » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:18 pm

zEli173 wrote:I'm expecting a VERY good season from him. It's hard to tell with Lowe how he'll react to pressure, sometimes its a big motivator sometimes it's been a problem. But ever since the season he spent as closer he's generally done quite well under pressure. In fact, although he's a guy known for wearing his heart on his sleeve and letting that affect him, he's had some of the most clutch performaces by of any Red Sox since 1998 (incredible relief against Cleveland in the 1998 ALDS, no hitter against the D-Rays in 2002, huge situational pitching against the A's in last years ALDS).

More important than his pysche is how terrific a spring he's having. He's throwing the ball great and the results have been awesome. I really think he could get off to a start near what he did two years ago. When his sinker is really moving and he's getting ahead in the count, as has been the case this spring, hitters have virtually no chance to do anything but pound the ball into the ground. It doesn't matter if your Alex Rodriguez or Crash Davis.

As a ground ball pitcher his success depends on chance more than other pitchers. Two years ago nearly everything broke his way. Last year he was not as sharp, but he also rarely caught any breaks. Consider that, and consider that when Nomar is back (please let it be only a month) the Red Sox will have a ton of range up the middle with him and Pokey Reese.


right on the money... Lowe (along with Freddy Garcia) is a guy who'll give a lot more than compared to where hes usually drafted. the fact that hes in a contrct year should HELP, also should the fact that Todd Walker isn't around anymore to have every single ground ball go through his legs :-o , one of the worst defensive 2B last year is replaced by a two-time Gold Glover which should only make things better for Lowe.
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Postby The Jury » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:20 pm

Please stop posting your titles like that :-P
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