Originally Posted by jesusfan
Not saying it isnt true but when and who said he tops out at 85?? Did you personally clock him? Think about the fact that Hermanson has maybe pitched 2 months in the last year, could he be getting his arm strength back?
Well based on flyer, it seems Hermy is only throwing 85, and he has seen him pitch lots this spring, and flyer has been known to be reliable. It's the best source I have seen regarding Hermanson, so I'm going to assume it's true for the sake of the argument.
Even if Hermanson is "back", he's still not lights out. He had a very lucky year with the Sox to make him elite. If he gets back to top form, he will help for sure, but at this point, the odds don't suggest to count on it.