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wrveres wrote:D. Willis (Huge injury concern).
Pogotheostrich wrote:wrveres wrote:D. Willis (Huge injury concern).
Why is he a huge injury concern? Because of his mechanics?
wrveres wrote:so as of today the Marlins opening day starters look like this ..
D. Willis (Huge injury concern)
J. Beckett (last Arbitration year before free agency, also an injury concern)
J. Vargas (Unproven Rookie)
Justin Wayne (Unproven Rookie)
Looks like you can chaulk another NL East Pennant up for the Braves. Sad to, cus they haven't even hung up this years yet.
Yoda wrote:Instead, he completely fell apart and lost pretty much every decision in September (one ND ended up as a loss as well). He not only hurt the Fins but himself as well.
Pedantic wrote:Yoda wrote:Instead, he completely fell apart and lost pretty much every decision in September (one ND ended up as a loss as well). He not only hurt the Fins but himself as well.
I have a feeling (yes, I know, very scientific) that the Marlins organization had a lot to do with his late unraveling. And, no, I don't think that it would be too unreasonable for the Marlins to give him some encouragement, even after a home run. See the ESPN article on Bobby Cox.
Looking at the big picture, Burnett pitched pretty damn well over the season. I don't think the Marlins would be right if they pointed the finger at Burnett and said, "If you had only had a 3.00 ERA instead of 3.44, we would have won the wild card." Burnett isn't Pedro Martinez. He's a flamethrower with a wild streak. Not exactly the most consistent of pitchers, they are, and if the Marlins expected different, they need a reality check. There are many things wrong with the Marlins ballclub, but A.J. Burnett definitely isn't one of them. Burnett lived up to his end of the deal. The rest is out of his hands.
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