Big Red Hoss (03-01-2013)
Prior was quoted today as saying that Dusty keeps up their relationship and comes to see Prior when Dusty's in San Diego.
This is why Dusty is such an outstanding manager in terms of motivating players.
I would just love to see Prior pitch well at AAA this year and be in a position to come up and help the Reds in the second half. It would be a great story given the criticism of Dusty's use of him at Chicago.
This Reds organization has become so impressive under Castellini/Jocketty/Baker that fans should hope they stay in place for a long while, even with the criticism of some of Baker's in-game moves.
So 13 games, he averaged 7.7 innings and 121.2 pitches per game. At 22 years old. That is arm abuse. Plain and simple.
Chances are Mark Prior knows more about pitching than you or I and is quite aware of what worked in his career and what didn't, he's a grown man who was able to get into Vanderbilt, I'm fairly certain he has the capability to deduce all sorts of things in his world
The Reds now have half of the Cubs old pitching duo of "Woods and Prior and pray for fire."
RANDY IN INDY (03-01-2013)
In 2003, Prior averaged 121 pitches over his final 13 starts. In 2012, the entire Reds pitching staff had one single game over 121 pitches and it was Cueto, who threw 122 pitches in that game (complete game, June 12th).
However, we really don't know that that workload is what caused Prior's injury. I personally think teams should pitch their best pitchers without regard for pitch counts, age and workloads. Pitchers are going to get hurt no matter how you handle them. I think the value of using them when they are healthy and you need the quality innings outweighs whatever extra years you might get out of them by babying them. jmo
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Does including post season #'s adjust the 264 figure much?
Are those 264 pitchers or 264 seasons? Ex a guy like Randy Johnson did that twice after 02. Does he count as once or twice? (He did it 12 times total)
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