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I, for one, don't agree with the move. This could possibly be the first of the "infamous" Ed Wade moves.
Brad was doing fine, after his terrible start last year. He ditched the cutter, then took off. Yes, he had a bad save percentage (19 of 27) - however, the media perpetuates the idea that his defeat in '04 vs. Pujols was his inevitable downfall.