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Postby spootneek » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:44 pm

Any expectations on what Brandon Webb is going to be all about this summer?

Is a return to rookie season form in the offing or more of the wildness he displayed last year?
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Postby DaQ » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:53 pm

Last year, Webb looked worse because, well, look at what team he was playing for. His ERA was decent at 3.59, but when the DBacks didn't score many runs, his record record was 7-16. His WHIP should also be a little lower, since it was 1.50 last year. I got burned last year having this guy on my team though sicen he was not as good as I though...

Figure he'll be a mix of both years - the wins will not be there, but his ERA and WHIP should improve.
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Postby lbbaseball14 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:53 pm

somewhere in between but he's in arizona :-t
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Postby kentx12 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:54 pm

I have him down for

13 wins, 180 k's and an era between 3.7 and 3.9
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Postby irishdude103 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:52 pm

kentx12 wrote:I have him down for

13 wins, 180 k's and an era between 3.7 and 3.9
;-D bout where i have em. He will be a nice sleeper imo
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Postby Pedantic » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:02 pm

I'm not going to risk a pick on him until he shows some semblance of control. Unless he miraculously regains his '03 form, I think an ERA around 4.00-4.50 is more likely.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:26 pm

Webb should be solid. Their offense should get a nice boost... 04 AZ HR leaders: Finley 23, Gonzo 17 (with a new arm... I felt so bad watching him sling shot throws from LF), Hillenbrand 15, Scott Hairston(!) 13, D.Bautista 11. They were so bad that they were last in R, HR, RBI. Add Glaus and Green to that offense and they should win at least 25+ more games. If I recall correctly, their bullpen was pretty shot also. Lost were Valverde and Mantei (permanently). Eventually Aquino stepped up and pitched very well and established himself as a sleeper closer.

So that alone should give Webb some Ws. If he gains a little bit more control and not try to fool everyone, then he should return to his 03 level.
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Postby mikegp » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:15 pm

We WILL see 2003 Webb in 2005. Last year he pitched well, except he walked too many and didn't get any wins due to pitching for arizona. Why did he walk so many? Well I'm speculating that he KNEW he would not be getting much run support therefore tried to make the perfect pitches as to not allow any hits(therefore no baserunners and therefore no runs can cross the plate) If Webb gets run support next year he will stop trying to trick and fool batters and will most likely go back to being aggressive and just pitching.
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Postby Pedantic » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:33 pm

mikegp wrote:We WILL see 2003 Webb in 2005.


I'm holding you to that. ;-7
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Postby colt4523 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:35 am

I am looking to nab him in all my leagues this year. I think he will give you decent numbers and maybe win a game here and there.
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