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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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

  • #2
    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.

    "There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works." ― Charlie Lau

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    • #3
      King Felix!

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      • #4
        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.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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        • #5
          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.

          "There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works." ― Charlie Lau

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          • #6
            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.
            Bring Jr. back!

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            • #7
              He was good LAST season...just really unlucky. His K/BB was outstanding, his HR rate improved as the year ended and his GB/FB remained very high...a lot of grounders found holes on him last year and his HRs all seemed to come at the worst moments. He'll be fine.

              As for the weight loss thing...it's not just that he lost weight...it's also that he added some muscle mass. Lost 30 or 40 pounds of fat and added 15 pounds of muscle to fill out his frame. The dude is RIPPED now...very althletic. It's going to help him stay in games longer and not look winded by the fourth inning like he did for most of the first half of last year. Didn't you guys noticed how he was always pouring with sweat by the fourth or fifth inning last year?

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              • #8
                Yeah for real, it can be summed up like this...a player CAN'T be better off FAT, it's that simple.
                Bring Jr. back!

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                • #9
                  Mickey Lolich

                  Mickey packed a few extra pounds during his playing days and it worked for him. Appropriately, Mickey opened a donut-shop in suburban Detroit after his retirement. Give me a maple bar !

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                  • #10
                    Lolich would probably have been better had he not been obese...but it is true that you can be a good pticher and be big...(David Wells...heh)

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                    • #11
                      Always keep an open mind and avoid superlatives about players like Felix. He has all the makings of a stud, but so did Beltre when he first came up and all he's had was one monster year and several others of not living up to potential. Beltre is better than his career performance, IMO, but not nearly as good as his 2004 performance. He's become an average third baseman, despite his supporters' hyperbole.

                      Felix had a rough season last year and should only get better, but don't expect a '2004 Beltre' year out of him. Not yet, anyway. Be patient, at least for another year.
                      Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dodgerfan1
                        Felix had a rough season... but don't expect a '2004 Beltre' year out of him. Not yet, anyway. Be patient, at least for another year.
                        Oh, darn. no .330 batting average, 100+ RBIs, and 48HRs out of Felix this year.
                        Here's to baseball... The best sport made.

                        "There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works." ― Charlie Lau

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Disgruntaledmarinerfan
                          Oh, darn. no .330 batting average, 100+ RBIs, and 48HRs out of Felix this year.
                          Not for another year, anyway.
                          Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              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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