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zEli173 wrote:This latest news aside, I see big things for Kazmir this year. I try not to get too caught up in split stats because it's too easy to make the data say what you want to hear. But there is a real story behind Kazmir's 2007 splits. I owned him in one league and watched a lot of his first half starts in frustration. I also watched his first post-break start and it was immediately obvious he was a different pitcher. If you watched at the time, it was evident that Kazmir had found his command. Whatever was wrong during the first half (health, approach, mechanics) had been corrected during the break and he kept building from that first start back. The turnaround was very dramatic, but it made so much sense if you saw it for yourself.
Perhaps there will be some regression over the full season, but I would draft expecting him to be in line with his second half.
zEli173 wrote:Right, but there were also rumblings that he was battling an injury in the first half. And of course, he might have been battling his head. So we can't say for sure what the change is. Just that it occurred.
jlm53089 wrote:When I heard about the elbow I almost had a heart attack.
I am hoping its only a strain, and rest is all he is gonna need.
Giambis wrote:The timing of this stinks, this pretty much means I can't afford drafting him to anchor my staff, and someone else undoubtedly will reach for him, regardless of the injury.
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