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The Orange Birds vs The Blue Birds (3 game series. April 1-3)

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Re: The Orange Birds vs The Blue Birds (3 game series. April 1-3) 

Post#61 » by So_Fresh » Wed Apr 3, 2019 10:04 pm

Shoemaker with another solid start! Like Schad said i'd reserve judgement until he faces some tougher competition. Detroit and Baltimore will probably combine to lose 200 games or more this year. Promising start nonetheless.
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Post#62 » by Lateral Quicks » Wed Apr 3, 2019 10:07 pm

I'll be disappointed if we send Urena down to free up a spot for Hanson.
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Post#63 » by So_Fresh » Wed Apr 3, 2019 10:23 pm

Grichuk baby!!!
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Post#64 » by Lateral Quicks » Wed Apr 3, 2019 10:27 pm

Heh, Grichuk with a message to the haters of his deal.
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Re: The Orange Birds vs The Blue Birds (3 game series. April 1-3) 

Post#65 » by Schad » Wed Apr 3, 2019 10:34 pm

BigLeagueChew wrote:
Schad wrote:Shoemaker looking like the guy he was before his arm started falling off regularly. Will have to reserve judgment until he faces an actual offense that might penalize his dinger-proneness/makes it through a month without spontaneously turning into a pile of ash, but a promising start.


Have always liked pitchers with a splitter or forkball.He just doesn't throw very hard for that type type of pitcher, I think when he loses some velocity that will be the beginning of his problems as well as facing the red sox or yankees.


There have been some soft-tossers who did good work with splitters; later-career Ryan Dempster comes to mind, as he got more reliant on his splitter as his velocity declined. Mistake splitters are definitely the most dangerous in baseball, though...
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Post#66 » by Tigersrule » Wed Apr 3, 2019 11:00 pm

ken giles is really really good...looked unhittable last year towards the end, and still looks that way so far
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Post#67 » by BigLeagueChew » Thu Apr 4, 2019 8:13 pm

Schad wrote:
There have been some soft-tossers who did good work with splitters; later-career Ryan Dempster comes to mind, as he got more reliant on his splitter as his velocity declined. Mistake splitters are definitely the most dangerous in baseball, though...


Apparently Dempster started throwing his splitter halfway through his career. I just generally think of hard throwers with the splitter for some reason.

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