BINGOsilverZ wrote:Worry about his history of arm problems, not spring training stats.
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Secret Avatar wrote:FYI, the word is that Hamels was working on a new pitch in ST -- an inside FB -- so I wouldn't read too much into his ST numbers. Echoing the above, the real concern is his health. If he can stay healthy, he'll be a top 10 and possibly even top 5 pitcher.
Secret Avatar wrote:http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap;_ylt= ... 22&prov=ap
Hamels, who had an outstanding rookie season, struggled in his previous three starts and entered with a 7.00 ERA. The left-hander has been working on establishing an inside fastball. All five homers he's allowed this spring were on fastballs that didn't get far enough inside.
"I was able to execute and my timing was a lot better," Hamels said. "Now I know I'm ready. It's a big help."
silverZ wrote:Worry about his history of arm problems, not spring training stats.
Chrisy Moltisanti wrote:Ditka311 wrote:Pirates4Life wrote:If you're going to worry about Hamels for anything, worry that he threw 74 innings in 2003, followed by 51 COMBINED innings in 2004 and 2005 before throwing 155 innings last year. People expecting anything close to 200 innings this year are dreaming.
"Faberge eggs, china dolls, ice sculptures, Cole Hamels. If this were that pyramid gameshow, the category would be "beautiful things that are fragile."
These are the opening 2 sentences in Baseball Prospectus' write-up on Hamels.
Hamel's injury history is really weird, there isn't much significant that is baseball related.
swyck wrote:silverZ wrote:Worry about his history of arm problems, not spring training stats.
What history of arm problems?
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