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DJF33
02-07-2006, 02:18 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/tom_verducci/02/07/top10.breakout/index.html?cnn=yes

Johnny Footstool
02-07-2006, 02:56 PM
Verducci's obsession with Wins is quaintly reminiscent of the 1970's. Gustavo Chacin has a better chance to post an ERA over 5 than to repeat his slightly above-average performance from last season.

M2
02-07-2006, 03:46 PM
Hardly an adventurous list, mostly comprised of guys who've already broken out.

Doc. Scott
02-07-2006, 03:51 PM
Because the Reds did so poorly last year on the pitching front, the always-a-year-behind press naturally figures them to suck this coming year, too. Despite the fact that several of the Reds' pitchers are set to improve considerably more than just regression-to-the-mean stuff.

PickOff
02-07-2006, 05:23 PM
Hardly an adventurous list, mostly comprised of guys who've already broken out.

Word up. What a pointless list - don't fall off the trunk, Verducci.

OldXOhio
02-07-2006, 05:34 PM
I especially like Verducci's breakdown on Bonderman. I guess he won't break down again this year b/c Tom says so.

ochre
02-07-2006, 06:44 PM
his definition of breakout is 15 wins or more for the first time in their career?

I think Harang might qualify this year

paulrichjr
02-07-2006, 07:24 PM
his definition of breakout is 15 wins or more for the first time in their career?

I think Harang might qualify this year


Not with this rule...

....But this is an exercise in trying to find young pitchers who can influence a pennant race, not discovering the next John Patterson, a breakout pitcher of another kind...

He wants guys that win 15 games and influence a pennent race. It is hard to imagine the Reds being in a pennent race next season.

TheBigLebowski
02-07-2006, 10:46 PM
I think next year is the year we see the All American Boy, Jack Armstrong, put it together.

ochre
02-07-2006, 10:46 PM
Not with this rule...

....But this is an exercise in trying to find young pitchers who can influence a pennant race, not discovering the next John Patterson, a breakout pitcher of another kind...

He wants guys that win 15 games and influence a pennent race. It is hard to imagine the Reds being in a pennent race next season.
Sorry, I missed that part :)

OldXOhio
02-08-2006, 11:42 AM
Not with this rule...

....But this is an exercise in trying to find young pitchers who can influence a pennant race, not discovering the next John Patterson, a breakout pitcher of another kind...

He wants guys that win 15 games and influence a pennent race. It is hard to imagine the Reds being in a pennent race next season.

is it more likely to see the Marlins in a pennant race than the Reds? If not, then why is "King Felix" on this list?

Red Leader
02-08-2006, 11:45 AM
is it more likely to see the Marlins in a pennant race than the Reds? If not, then why is "King Felix" on this list?

Because he plays for the Mariners? ;) :p: :laugh:

ochre
02-08-2006, 11:46 AM
Because he plays for the Mariners? ;) :p: :laugh:
That means Beattie discovered him retroactively, right? :)

KronoRed
02-08-2006, 11:48 AM
So Beattie is magic?

Wow...

flyer85
02-08-2006, 11:48 AM
ESPNs 5 pitchers 24 and under who will be Cy Young contenders for years to come.

Harden, Hernandez, Willis, Duke and Kazmir(should have been a Red).

ochre
02-08-2006, 11:53 AM
ESPNs 5 pitchers 24 and under who will be Cy Young contenders for years to come.

Harden, Hernandez, Willis, Duke and Kazmir(should have been a Red).
whither Gruler?

OldXOhio
02-08-2006, 11:54 AM
Because he plays for the Mariners? ;) :p: :laugh:

I'm not a strong reader