idealFX wrote:kirky brings up a good point that was under the radar after he hit the dl of the last time last year... However, I don't agree that they'll push him harder this year. They simply have a team full of young studs, and most likely, with him being the only good pitcher on the staff, with almost no bullpen help, I don't even think the team will win 70 games. With that in mind, he'll touch 160IP, and then shut down around early september.
he's only, what, 26? his k/9 and bb/9 improved of course, and he can only get better. the rays just dont want him turning into a 1.7 mil a year for a damaged arm, kerry wood.
He's actually 22 and will be 23 for 07.