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redsupport
08-31-2007, 11:51 PM
majewski, guardado, and stanton showed em all how its done

robmadden1
09-01-2007, 06:33 AM
Wyane was stupid for getting rid of Franklin. Just look at the year he is having for the Cards.

BEETTLEBUG
09-01-2007, 06:36 AM
It is pitching coach.

muethibp
09-01-2007, 07:02 AM
I can't explain Franklin's success this year but he sucked last year and there was absolutely no reason to predict this kind of year.

Orenda
09-01-2007, 10:15 AM
I can't explain Franklin's success this year but he sucked last year and there was absolutely no reason to predict this kind of year.

Agreed. Can't knock Krivsky for this one, Franklin pitched himself out of Cincinnati. Maybe that was his intent.

TC81190
09-01-2007, 12:13 PM
Wyane was stupid for getting rid of Franklin. Just look at the year he is having for the Cards.

He was terrible for us and every team he pitched for prior.

roby
09-01-2007, 12:20 PM
He was terrible for us and every team he pitched for prior.

I agree about Franklin. There was no way to predict that he would have a good season. As a Red he was awful. That does not excuse bringing Eddie Guardado into crucial game situations. That may be the dumbest thing I've seen all year! (And there have been some really dumb things!!!).

Orenda
09-01-2007, 12:25 PM
Was it last season that Narron decided to walk Pujols and load the bases with less than two outs? That still blows my mind.

Jr's Boy
09-01-2007, 01:46 PM
Cards pitching coach Dave Duncan has an ability to ''duct tape'' overachieving pitchers.It doesn't last as long though,i.e.Jeff Weaver,Anthony Reyes,et all.Problem for the opposition is he gets them to step up in big situations.

CincinnatiKid
09-01-2007, 01:58 PM
I wonder if Dick Pole could've fix Franklin.

Muggerd
09-01-2007, 02:13 PM
I wonder if Dick Pole could've fix Franklin.

has he fixed anyone?

Jay Bruce
09-01-2007, 02:23 PM
I wonder if Dick Pole could've fix Franklin.

It is true that Franklin has been better this year than in years past, thanks to a decrease in walks to 1.2 BB/9, and a HR rate that has decreased to 0.67/9. However, he hasn't been as good as his ERA indicates. So far, the BABIP against him has been .231, an incredibly lucky number that will change in the years to come. Couple that with a 7.4% HR/FB ratio, and you have a 4.00 ERA pitcher with an ERA under 2. Thanks to his walk rate, Franklin has been surprisingly effective, but the Cardinals are still likely to regret the 2 year extension they handed out to Franklin earlier this season.

GoReds33
09-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Everybody has a good year. Look at Coffey. I think he well over-achieved his tools last year. The true colors of Franklin will come out.