Originally Posted by dougdirt
I have never said he was a flash in the pan. I have probably said he needs to use more than one pitch, which he certainly did. There were games where he would throw 80% fastballs.
You said not to trust the numbers, that he profiled as a setup man at best. We argued about this. You insisted that his role wasn't as a starter-- not even a bad one-- because he didn't have three pitches.
Therefore, he was a flash in the pan. (My words, not yours, but your explanation.)
Now, he's shown (again) the slider. Perhaps it goes away again. Perhaps it doesn't. Regardless, he's shown he has it. (Again.)