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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat May 05, 2007 2:06 pm

Payne Dailey wrote:I heard some talking head say that his delivery from the stretch is .7 seconds and his delivery from a windup was 4 seconds. So Theo &co are trying to make the adjustments to get him to slow down while in the stretch. He's having control problems from rushing so much.

The one thing is, how long will it take him to adjust and improve from the stretch? If the answer isn't that it won't take much time at all, Dice-K owners could be in for some long innings. And by no means am I saying he's going to get crushed every time out, because he's not. I am, however, saying he isn't nearly as good as pepole were saying he was, and I've been saying that since day 1.

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Postby Another Blown Save » Sat May 05, 2007 2:16 pm

His FIP still stands at 3.26, which is the 5th best in the AL.

I think it's too early to panic. Mat Latos - Sponsored by the Fantasy Baseball Cafe!
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Postby Crimedogg32 » Sat May 05, 2007 2:19 pm

mweir145 wrote:After watching a few of his starts early in the season, I said he would probably be hit hard by good teams eventually. However I certainly didn't expect teams to hit him as hard as they have this early. I haven't watched any of his recent starts, but it appears his main problem has been his inability to throw strikes. It also hurts that he's played both the Mariners and Yankees twice, they've had time to know his stuff. I suspect his numbers will be better than this, he should be a good buy low candidate, but I'm wishing that I had taken that Halladay-Dice K bet I was offered at this point.

Also a lot more pressure for him playing Yankees and Ichiro then would be in "normal games"
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Postby jdsun1 » Sat May 05, 2007 2:24 pm

I still think he is probably one of the best buy low pitchers out there right now, unless of course the current owner over values him then he is definitely not worth it.
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Postby acsguitar » Sat May 05, 2007 5:21 pm

I love the Red Sox Media's portrayl of DiceK.

"Well he only has one bad inning a game"

Yea well maybee the Sox should write the league and ask for a 1 inning mulligan every time Dice pitches.

And its automatically assumed that his "1 bad inning" performances are the worst he'll ever get.

he's only pitched 5 or so times. usually 1 the first time through the league Japanese/star/rookie pitchers do well do to not seeing the pitcher.

I'd expect worse numbers the 2nd time a team see's him
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