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Postby io » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:29 pm

when Smoltz converts back to starter, is anyone worried about how it would effect his health? .. i know alot of people say its better for his arm, but i cant help thinking of two relievers who recently made the switch

Byung Hyun Kim
Rafael Soriano

Soriano was the #1 starter for the Dominicans in the winter leagues last year, so he was used alot as starter right after his great RP stint with the mariners. and then this year he went down of course... and we all know what happened to Kim

i know Smoltz has been around alot longer then these 2, so maybe im being paranoid.. are there any other RP to SP switches to compare to?
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:32 pm

Johan Santana was a reliever wasnt he
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:34 pm

I've had this concern since the news came out that he was going back to the rotation. I'm not really sure how legitimate it is, but I would think that someone as old as Smoltz would inevitably have some problems handling the work load, but then again he was a starter at one time -- and a pretty good one -- so of the few that I can think of he would have the best chance of success probably. :-?
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Postby io » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:36 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:Johan Santana was a reliever wasnt he


oh yea! .. good point... im probly just worrying too much
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:38 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:Johan Santana was a reliever wasnt he


He wasn't a prolific reliever like Smoltz though. And I thought he was more of a long relief type as opposed to a closer. :-?
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:43 pm

ya he wasnt a closer but he just asked for reliever converted starter so Santana popped into my mind
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Postby io » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:48 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:ya he wasnt a closer but he just asked for reliever converted starter so Santana popped into my mind



its good enough for me... Soriano was used alot like Santana was as RP, but i guess maybe its better to compare Smoltz to just closers?
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:50 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:ya he wasnt a closer but he just asked for reliever converted starter so Santana popped into my mind


True. I was just trying to narrow it to closers since the discussion was about Smoltz. :-D
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Postby io » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:02 pm

SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:
Rico The Retard wrote:ya he wasnt a closer but he just asked for reliever converted starter so Santana popped into my mind


True. I was just trying to narrow it to closers since the discussion was about Smoltz. :-D


ah. i just remembered Kelvim Escobar and Danny Graves .. graves failed, but im starting to think smoltz will be ok
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:04 pm

i dont get all the hype around smoltz going back to the rotation. He was a great starter 5 years ago, but he's much older now and has suffered alot of injuries since he last started. Ill be surprised if he goes deep into alot of games. Should put up ok numbers, but he'll get drafted too high based on his name recognition. Im staying away. Plenty of better options
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