Cornbread Maxwell wrote:And finally, you guys can use the addition by subtration theory all you want - good luck with that. We just got a 28-29 yo 100+mph flamethrower with control issues for a 25yo prospect who hits the low 90s on his fastball and has control issues and was never projected to be anything more than a setup man - one day - possibly.
But, somehow the Cubs got the better deal?
I would question whether Farnsworth will turn out to be the '100 MPH flamethrower or not'. I HAVE seen him be one of those occasionally but, when he's off, he doesn't throw the same way. He goes for the corners, misses and gets behind in the counts and walks people. During 'ReliefGate', there wasn't ANYBODY I though would turn into a closer more than Farnsworth and he never did get it together consistently. I don't know if it's because he feels something physical, and elects not to 'push it' or if it's all in his head. The fan probably is confident it's in his head but the fan was totalled out and is in a landfill somewhere.