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  1. I can't see even the horribly mismanaged Tigers not giving him a chance to run with the job.  Picked him up in some leagues.


    He's got a chance to grab the job and just run with it (pun intended).

  2. 52 minutes ago, jb_power said:


    6 of your 10 post 1970 pitchers started their MLB careers in the 1960s.

    So there are 4 300 game winners who started their MLB career since 1970 (over the last 50 years)



    Yes, several pitchers overlap here and pitched in the "dead ball" era of the 1960's as someone mentioned.  Their careers greatly overlapped into the 1970's when modern rotation structures started to become the norm.

    Nevertheless, the point is pretty clear. If pitchers were routinely throwing 300+ innings, year after year and never getting hurt, there would not be more than a handful of 300 game winners between 1900-1970.  There would be dozens of them.  Once you factor in the relative difficulty of throwing at the higher average speeds of today, there can be no doubt that overusing their arms is not a "cure" for injuries.  It's as ridiculous as saying "that car model always seems to break down, we can stop it from happening by driving from Seattle to Miami, nonstop".

  3. Pitchers who won 300 or more games from 1900 to 1970, with the entirety of their careers included before 1970's (the adoption of 5 man rotations).

    Walter Johnson Grover Alexander Christy Matheson Warren Spahn Eddie Plank Lefty Grove, Early Wynn (7)

    Number of 300 game winners who pitched during the 1970's and beyond:

    Greg Maddux, Roger Clemens, Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Tom Glavine Phil Niekro Don Sutton, gaylord Perry, Tom Seaver, randy Johnson (10)

    Tell me again how pitchers from a long time ago pitched 300 innings and never got hurt and enjoyed lasting success.  Factor in how much harder modern pitchers need to throw to face modern baseball hitters and judge for yourself if pitching can be corrected by throwing more innings.  The whole idea is preposterous.



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  4. 13 hours ago, this guy right here said:

    Pitchers threw much MUCH more and got hurt much MUCH less, yet..... somehow, someway someone convinced MLB that pitch counts and innings restrictions are needed to prevent injury.

    Berrios with a perfect game through six. Every player/coach on the Twins should be fighting to allow Berrios to stay in and make history. There are 23 perfect games through 150 years, 218,000+ games.

    What separates baseball from other sports is how important history, records and the possibility of infinite amazing displays of excellence.  Everyone knows baseball is dying yet the people in a place to keep it alive continue to throw water on a fire that is barely lit.

    I hate to interrupt a perfectly good rant but this just isn’t true.

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  5. 7 minutes ago, Baloo said:

    Brad Keller was solid for me last year as a young cheap arm. 2.47 ERA in 54 IP. I figured who doesnt want an opening day starter in the 19th round? Goodness he really managed to impress today my giving me -19 points with his 40.50 ERA! Anyone else start this week killer?

    I'm staying far far away from any KC starting pitcher.

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  6. 9 minutes ago, BMcP said:

    Strong 5 1/3 from Giolito

    Giolito was great but that pitch to Albert Pujols with 2 men on that Albert just missed.  Or that would have been 3  more runs.   The old Albert would have crushed that.  But the contract won't die.

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  7. 1 minute ago, SwayzeExpress said:

    Yes he supposedly is. But Kikuchi (LHP) is throwing tomorrow so we should see him atop the lineup again. We'll see what happens on Saturday vs a RHP.

    Btw, he just went yard

    I don’t think they can sit him right now.

  8. On 1/29/2021 at 9:34 PM, BCMarch10 said:

    Lots of teams looking for SP every year. Gausman and Musgrove are the darlings to reach for in 2021. As Clint Eastwood would say "how lucky are you feeling punk?". Worth a gamble for sure but not ever going to turn into a top tier SP. 

    why can’t he turn into a top tier SP?

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