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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Thu May 13, 2004 9:57 pm

Have him stashed along with Byrd on my DL hoping AJ can guve me half a season of above avg #'s

Anyone heard anything in the last two weeks on his progress?
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Postby MrGrimmFantasy » Thu May 13, 2004 10:03 pm

I posted a question on him yesterday and everyone seemed to rip me for thinking he's going to be a stud when he gets back. It looks like he's progressing pretty nicely and has a potential return date of June 2.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl- ... 1016.story

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/con ... 70067.html
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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Thu May 13, 2004 10:10 pm

Yeah, I just read on RotoTimes.com that they expect a return of June 2nd as well. Will he be a stud when he returns?? Who knows. Is he worth the chance if you've got room to play with? Sure. I just picked him up. Barring setbacks or other injuries he could be a nice boost to teams in the 2nd half of the season. Atleast thats what im hoping for. :-)
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Re: Any news on AJ Burnett??

Postby Liberty30 » Thu May 13, 2004 10:19 pm

kcbelieves wrote:Have him stashed along with Byrd on my DL hoping AJ can guve me half a season of above avg #'s

Anyone heard anything in the last two weeks on his progress?


excellent pickups ;-D

I've got a close on on Byrd and Burnett also, once Reyes, Kearns, and Young come off my DL I plan to stash Byrd and Burnett away. :-)
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Postby Registered_Guest » Thu May 13, 2004 10:26 pm

Stud this year?? Very very very doubtful. It'll take him the rest of the season to build endurance. And there's no reason for the Marlins to push him with the 4 studly starters they have in front of him.

Stud next year?? Quite possibly. He was amongst the top starters in the NL in 2002. A spacious ballpark and an awesome defense behind him, anything is possible. He's just got to throw strikes.
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Postby thetruth » Thu May 13, 2004 10:29 pm

i wouldn't count on him. he had a serious arm problem and i'd be cautious because his velocity could be seriously affected. he's the type of pitcher who always got by with the unhittable stuff. he's not greg maddux out there painting the corners and changing speeds.
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Postby fezzik » Thu May 13, 2004 10:35 pm

He's hitting the mid-90's on his fastball. That's definitely a good sign. I drafted him pretty late in my 20 team league, and he was drafted by other managers in my other couple leagues. I think he could be very good. Maybe even this year...maybe he won't be, but there's no harm in stashing him on the DL in case he comes back throwing filthy stuff. ;-D
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Postby TheRaven » Thu May 13, 2004 10:42 pm

Lieber, who is older and also had groin injuries to battle, came back from arm troubles now and is pitching great for NY so far. People said it was foolish to take a flier on him but he is paying off in my rotation now.
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Postby CrimeDog » Thu May 13, 2004 11:56 pm

Other than maybe his first couple of starts, I think he'll be back to dominating the league pretty quick. All the reports I've read so far say that his stuff is better than what it was before he had the surgery done. If he manages to get his endurance and command down, watch out 8-o Here's hoping :-o
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Postby d18Mike » Fri May 14, 2004 12:05 am

The Marlins aren't stupid.

He's a multi-million investment. They aren't going to trot him out unless he is physically able to pitch. And they likely won't ever push him past 5-6 innings per game. Tops.

I'll give it a shot -- that what makes the season interesting.
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