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Postby MadDog36 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:16 pm

elltrain22 wrote:Scott Kazmir- love this kid, no doubt about him at all
Jeremy Bonderman- era & whip is kinda high, but so's, wins are at a premium
Danny Haren- like his upside, has a chance to be Oakland's new ace
Justin Verlander- looked very hittable down the stretch last year, but he has never pitched 200 innings before, still like him to follow up a great year
Rich Hill- no one could touch this kid the 2nd half last year, plus he might get some run support this year.

I love this potential of this staff, and on paper, it looks very solid, but ya got a lot of young guys, and I know from my own experiences, that can bite ya sometimes. Nevertheless, this staff is a very solid 8 out of 10.

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Completely agree. COMPLETELY. Eli - get outta my head please. :)
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:11 pm

I think the pitching you have is great for a bargain hunter, if you have them for bargain prices relative to that top tier of aces. My primary concerns would lie with Kazmir, who could prove to be injury-prone, and with Verlander, like the likes of Kazmir and Hamels, had seen a sharp increase in IP workload. So, I think the keys to your staff are Kazmir and JV. Bonderman and Haren should be rock-solid enough should either Kazmir or JV go down. Rich Hill is a wild card, but a moderately high upside, back-of-the-order pitcher.
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