Madison wrote:j_d_mcnugent wrote:i have every confidence in him next year. looking at his numbers reveals that he was clearly over pitched in the first half of the year resulting in a subpar second half. he hit a new career high in innings in 2003 and was amongst the league leaders in pitches per game. the cards bullpen is improved and larussa is keen to avoid a similar situation in 2004 with woody and morris as well, so i consider it highly unlikely he will be misused next year. he will be a good pitcher to have next year.
I have zero problems drafting Woody next year. He tired out toward the end of last year, but JD explained that above.
I agree, JD hit it on the head, Woody was great in the first half but with Izzy out and the rest of the Cards bullpen in shambles. Woody was used way too long in many games. Larussa saw the results with both Woody and Morris, they need both strong in the second half, the bullpen has been reworked and I think both will be great next year. I worry more about Woody getting hurt while hitting, the guy loves to take a rip.