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    Can someone please tell me why this man transformed into a machine?
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    Can someone please tell me why this man transformed into a machine?
    It's the crooked hat. It has to be the crooked hat.
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
      Can someone please tell me why this man transformed into a machine?
      Maybe its just Jim H the pitching coach of the Rays? He has done it with others? Soriano,Farnsworth ext and now Rodney.... Rodney always had the stuff he just couldn't ever control/command it.
      All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

      A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        The big question for me is how was this guy still in the Majors to begin 2012? He was a reliever with an ERA over 4 in five consecutive seasons before coming to TB.

        The Rays have caught lightning in a bottle.
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          The big question for me is how was this guy still in the Majors to begin 2012? He was a reliever with an ERA over 4 in five consecutive seasons before coming to TB.

          The Rays have caught lightning in a bottle.
          because he has a power arm. If you have power you often get a million chances because the coaches think "one day he finds his command". Usually this never happens but in his case it seemed to have worked out.

          certainly the rays pitching coach staff is really good. the parks helps too of course although the division (facing power hitting, small park teams from NY, boston and toronto every day) offsets this a little.
          I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dominik View Post
            because he has a power arm. If you have power you often get a million chances because the coaches think "one day he finds his command". Usually this never happens but in his case it seemed to have worked out.
            Oliver Perez.
            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
              The big question for me is how was this guy still in the Majors to begin 2012? He was a reliever with an ERA over 4 in five consecutive seasons before coming to TB.

              The Rays have caught lightning in a bottle.
              They seem to do it a lot with relievers.
              All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

              A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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              • #8
                I can't even follow relievers anymore because teams go through so many in a given season. They're traded, called up, injured, aye carumba.

                Rodney reminds me of the recent Manny Delcarmen. The Red Sox used him quite often, though to little avail. Delcarmen had good stuff at face value, he just couldn't use it effectively. Perhaps it was his catchers?

                How much are catchers to blame for pitching abilities?
                "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
                  Can someone please tell me why this man transformed into a machine?
                  Better command and a nasty change up. It's actually quite fun watching him blow them 96+ mph in there and then from the same release point, drop an 82 mph change up on a hitter. That change up has become an amazing out pitch.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buczilla View Post
                    Better command and a nasty change up. It's actually quite fun watching him blow them 96+ mph in there and then from the same release point, drop an 82 mph change up on a hitter. That change up has become an amazing out pitch.
                    As i said earlier he always had the Stuff command just was never there!
                    All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #11
                      He just got his 39th save and his ERA is now at .077
                      All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                      A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #12
                        The greatest season so far for any closer. Ever.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Yaz View Post
                          The greatest season so far for any closer. Ever.
                          Seriously? You forget Dennis Eckersley, circa 1990? 0.61 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, .160 BAA 73.1 IP, 73 K, 4 BB (1 IBB), 41 H, 2 HR, 48 Saves
                          San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                            Seriously? You forget Dennis Eckersley, circa 1990? 0.61 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, .160 BAA 73.1 IP, 73 K, 4 BB (1 IBB), 41 H, 2 HR, 48 Saves
                            He is on pace to break that......
                            All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                            A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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                            • #15
                              Relievers are unpredictable. Anyone can have a great year. Anyone can also have a terrible year. That's why it's so bad to sign relievers to big contracts.

                              And other than Dennis Eckersley in 1990, I don't know who had a better year than the 2003 Eric Gagne.
                              Last edited by UnderPressure; 08-28-2012, 11:30 AM.

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