Re: Volquez Worse than expected!
Originally Posted by mbgrayson
It's not just the workload with the WBC, it's the breaking up of the normal pattern of preparation. Normally pitchers will gradually build up how many innings they work, stretch their stamina, fight through their dead arm period.
The WBC alters all of that normal preparation, and replaces it with a series of 'do or die' games, with massive nationalistic pressure to succeed before the players have fully gotten ready.
Yea, it definitely messed up Cueto too.
Can we blame the WBC on Taveras too? Hernandez? Votto?
Gimme a break.
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