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Walker Buehler 2018 Outlook


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31 minutes ago, colepenhagen said:

at 52 inn pitched. does this mean he is good to go ROS if healthy? no inn pitched cap now? 100 more inn ROS

 

He’s at 68.1 innings pitched if you include the minors. 100 more innings ROS seems like a big stretch considering the lack of innings in his career. 

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Maybe they should have just come out and said they made this move for service time reasons, as it sure seems like that was a big reason.  Now that they did this, even if they bring him up right away after his 10 days are up, his service time will be 4 days short of a full season.  So now they get an extra year of control.

 

https://www.truebluela.com/2018/7/14/17571116/walker-buehler-optioned-dodgers-zac-rosscup-activated

 

At the end of the day, it's not a big deal to me as long as he's up and pitching in the majors for as long as possible this season.  I even don't have a problem with the 6-man rotation if it means Buehler is up for most of the rest of the season at worst.

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All the while... all the up/down/relief/this move/that move have quietly screwed up his rhythm and season. I cover the Dodgers and can tell that this has happened. Injury played a role too. Won't peak again like he did early in the season. Will have a good outing or two but everyone will constantly be searching for what he was those first six or seven starts and it won't come back this year. 

 

The team jerked him around too much and the rhythm is gone. Great keeper though whenever they get around to letting him throw a real season's worth of innings and who knows when that might be in today's millennial baseball where you baby arms until they're 28 years old and by then they start getting hurt anyways. 

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7 hours ago, mevins31 said:

All the while... all the up/down/relief/this move/that move have quietly screwed up his rhythm and season. I cover the Dodgers and can tell that this has happened. Injury played a role too. Won't peak again like he did early in the season. Will have a good outing or two but everyone will constantly be searching for what he was those first six or seven starts and it won't come back this year. 

 

The team jerked him around too much and the rhythm is gone. Great keeper though whenever they get around to letting him throw a real season's worth of innings and who knows when that might be in today's millennial baseball where you baby arms until they're 28 years old and by then they start getting hurt anyways. 

 

What makes you so sure he won’t peak again? 

He’s a damn gold pitcher that may need to get in a groove again but there is a whole second half to play. He may not peak again but I don’t think you can make that call right now. 

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If jerking him around was the nature of the problem, I wouldn’t count on that not being the case given the pending logjam of 7 healthy sps in LA. Generally the guys with minor league options are the first to bump

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16 hours ago, Under500Forever said:

 

What makes you so sure he won’t peak again? 

He’s a damn gold pitcher that may need to get in a groove again but there is a whole second half to play. He may not peak again but I don’t think you can make that call right now. 

It's my opinion and I think that I can, and I think I'll be right. Lets re-visit it after the season ends. 

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