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    Felix - better than ever

    Seattle Times article states that Felix is stronger and healthier after an offseason of working out and eating healthier.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...76_mari26.html
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    I read the article. It's all hype, just away to try to get the fans excited.
    Much Ado about nothing.
    Here's to baseball... The best sport made.

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    King Felix!

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    I read the article. It's all hype, just away to try to get the fans excited.
    Much Ado about nothing.
    I was somewhat skeptical as well, but apparently a wide variety of people notice the difference - M's front office, the media, and even Felix himself. Plus, no matter how much you want to hype something, you can't make up the fact that he's lost a good bit of weight.
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    losing wieght is all fine and dandy, but there is no way to for sure tell if that will translate into a better season.
    Here's to baseball... The best sport made.

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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Disgruntaledmarinerfan
    losing wieght is all fine and dandy, but there is no way to for sure tell if that will translate into a better season.
    He has to do at least a little better...try pitching with 30 lbs. added to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade8813 View Post
    Seattle Times article states that Felix is stronger and healthier after an offseason of working out and eating healthier.
    Felix's first game of 2007:

    8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 0.00 ERA



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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle1 View Post
    Felix's first game of 2007:

    8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 0.00 ERA


    fantastic start, felix.

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    I was at the game today, and I have to say, he LOOKED good out there.

    Last season, he looked worn out as the game progressed, but today, he looked fine. And if it weren't for the fact that he was at around 110 pitches (108?) for the day, he could have pitched the 9th (but why risk it).

    By the way, Putz was great out there as well!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgartohof View Post
    I was at the game today, and I have to say, he LOOKED good out there.

    Last season, he looked worn out as the game progressed, but today, he looked fine. And if it weren't for the fact that he was at around 110 pitches (108?) for the day, he could have pitched the 9th (but why risk it).

    By the way, Putz was great out there as well!!!!!!
    AGREED!!!! I think Seattle is feeling those great feelings of yesteryear. The Park just felt different a little electricity in the air maybe it was the fireworks. Great game and I lost my voice!
    Go Mariners!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeless_M's_fan View Post
    and I lost my voice!
    So did I!!!

    Ichiro scoring and then the HR!!!

    And Felix doing what he needed to do when he needed to do it!!!

    I was VERY exciting!

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    Felix nearly traded to Boston in 3-way deal


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    It's great to say that the Felix Hernandez we have all been waiting for is here!

    I mean this season is exactly what we have been hoping for:

    15-5 W/L
    .750 W%
    207.1 IP
    7.6 H/9IP (1st in league)
    2.52 ERA (2nd in league)
    172 ERA+ (2nd in league)

    He is in the top 10 of almost all major categories this season!

    Here is just hoping that we can keep him for the long haul - and have a team that can score some runs for him!

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    Thought this was noteworthy:

    If Felix can maintain (or better) his 172 ERA+ by seasons end, it will put him in the top 10 seasons by a 23 year old!!!!! Now THAT'S impressive!

    And in fact, if you adjust this list to include only post-1900 starters with 150+ IP, he would be on the short list with:

    1. Dean Chance - 198 ERA+
    2. Walter Johnson - 172 ERA+
    (3. Felix Hernandez - 172 ERA+)

    Not bad of company to be keeping . . .

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    Well, the season is over, and the numbers are in.

    Felix had a FABULOUS season - proving himself to be the Ace that we all know him to be.

    19 Wins (T-1st)
    5 Losses
    .792 W% (1st)
    238.2 IP (3rd - 1.1 IP off from 1st)
    7.5 H/9IP (1st)
    217 SO (4th)
    1.135 WHIP (3rd)
    2.489 ERA (2nd)

    This is on the short list for great seasons by a 23 year old!

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    So the voting is over, and Zack Greinke wins the AL Cy Young award for 2009!

    Of course, right on his heels (and rightfully so) was our very own "King" Felix!

    Official Voting
    1 Zack Greinke
    2 Felix Hernandez
    3 Justin Verlander
    4 CC Sabathia
    5 Roy Halladay

    Here is a link to an article:
    http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/news...=.jsp&c_id=sea

    This past season, Felix was "was the only pitcher in the Major Leagues to be selected Pitcher of the Month twice -- in June (3-0, 0.94 ERA) and September (6-0, 1.52). "

    I guess I can't complain about 2nd - I mean the season he had as a 23 year old - he has SO much room left to grow, and I can't wait to be there to watch it!

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