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  • SI Article on Yankee Pitching

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ml?eref=si_mlb

    They say Ian Kennedy is an injury risk, I'm not so sure I buy this. In 2006 he pitched 100 innings in college and last year he pitched a total of 194.5 innings including his time in HWB. That was too much, I agree, however I see no reason that he shouldn't be able to throw 200 this year. He forgets that Ian had college expierence, and he doesn't throw as hard as the other pitchers on the list which creates less stress on his arm. Either way, I hope were careful with him.
    "he probably used some performance enhancing drugs so he could do a better job on his report...i hear they make you gain weight" - Dr. Zizmor

    "I thought it was interesting and yes a conversation piece. Next time I post a similar story I will close with the question "So, do you think either of them have used steroids?" so that I can make the topic truly relevant to discussions about today's game." - Eric Davis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqul1GyK7-g

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    Plus he also pitched for Team Usa....I think it was around 30 innings as well. Kennedy didn't jump that much in innings pitched as Verducci makes it out. He needs to do a little more homework next time.

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    • #3
      I think Verducci makes some sense with the theory in general, but it's far from a science. The big picture point is that pitchers are extremely coddled nowadays and that when you have a young pitcher that has a substantial increase in innings from one year to the next, rather than incremental, that pitcher might be more of an injury risk in the following season. There's a lot more to it than that, but it's just one thing to consider.

      Also, I think Verducci did consider Kennedy's college experience when considering how many more innings Kennedy pitched last year versus the prior year, which was almost entirely college.

      Also, I think last year Verducci mentioned Wang in his year-after piece. Doesn't look like he was right on that one.

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      • #4
        I forgot that Winter Ball innings should be counted as 2006. So he pitched closer to 130-140 innings, and then pitched 160, which is a normal increase.
        "he probably used some performance enhancing drugs so he could do a better job on his report...i hear they make you gain weight" - Dr. Zizmor

        "I thought it was interesting and yes a conversation piece. Next time I post a similar story I will close with the question "So, do you think either of them have used steroids?" so that I can make the topic truly relevant to discussions about today's game." - Eric Davis

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqul1GyK7-g

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        • #5
          NEspn doesnt know a thing about sports...they are the national inquirer of sports media

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Curt Schillings Gut View Post
            NEspn doesnt know a thing about sports...they are the national inquirer of sports media
            Excuse you!? How dare you! Have some respect...they are more like an MTv Sports.


            As for IPK, I don't see him getting anymore work than last season.
            Matter fact, I honestly believe he's not going to start the season with the team unless there is an injury prior.
            "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Curt Schillings Gut View Post
              NEspn doesnt know a thing about sports...they are the national inquirer of sports media
              That was from SI, not NEspn, I tend to shy away from them. Stark's okay, Neyer is good, and I like reading Keith Law even though he can be a contrarian tool sometimes.
              "he probably used some performance enhancing drugs so he could do a better job on his report...i hear they make you gain weight" - Dr. Zizmor

              "I thought it was interesting and yes a conversation piece. Next time I post a similar story I will close with the question "So, do you think either of them have used steroids?" so that I can make the topic truly relevant to discussions about today's game." - Eric Davis

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqul1GyK7-g

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TonyStarks View Post

                As for IPK, I don't see him getting anymore work than last season.
                Matter fact, I honestly believe he's not going to start the season with the team unless there is an injury prior.
                They'll actually start Joba in the pen, so unless you think Horne or Marquez will jump ahead of him, the rotation will likely be:

                Wang
                Pettitte
                Kennedy (because he can pitch the most innings of the next three (four if you count Joba) starters)
                Hughes
                Mussina
                "he probably used some performance enhancing drugs so he could do a better job on his report...i hear they make you gain weight" - Dr. Zizmor

                "I thought it was interesting and yes a conversation piece. Next time I post a similar story I will close with the question "So, do you think either of them have used steroids?" so that I can make the topic truly relevant to discussions about today's game." - Eric Davis

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqul1GyK7-g

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