Originally Posted by texasdave
If he can stay healthy, I think he has a good shot at it. Should be a breezy summer in GABP this summer. He actually upped his strikeout rate in 2012 over 2011, when he whiffed 205 times. (30.5 to 30.1) That is hard to believe.
He really got after it in the last two months of the season. From August 1st on he struck out 36.4% of the time. If he stays healthy, getting the 681 PA that he got in 2011 and continues at that same rate he will obliterate the K record by striking out a whopping 248 times. In his last 40 starts he posted a .388 OPS. By the end of the season he was going to Wilson Valdez for batting tips. Yet somehow managed to start every game in the playoffs. LOL. I love our manager.
This is hilarious! Here's to good health and a "productive" year, huh?