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Thread: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

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    Moderator cumberlandreds's Avatar
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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    We used to call him "Humpty Dumpty." One of the least-athletic looking pitchers of the era. But he was also one of the most frustrating pitchers the Reds faced in the late 80s. We'd intentionally avoid games if he was going to be on the mound that night.

    He was a Red killer. The Giants and Reds both went after him in 1987 at the trading deadline. Giants got him and won the division.

    Another Reds killer was Randy Jones of the Padres. He threw very softly and would seemingly frustrate the BRM every time he pitched against them. He had a number of good seasons with the Padres.

    A few others:

    Jon Matlack
    Gary Gentry
    Bruce Kison
    Steve Blass
    Jim Kaat
    Paul Splitorff
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    On the brink wolfboy's Avatar
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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Really? As a joke I was trying to think of an opposite of this list and Pettitte was the first guy I thought of.

    He's had a strong career but I'd hardly say he's widely underrated.
    I don't know that underrated is the right word for Pettitte; it's more like unheralded. Here's a guy that's largely played his entire career for the Yankees, which would otherwise bring him a ton of praise; yet, you really don't hear much about him, despite the fact he has excellent career numbers. I think there's one clear reason for that: he's an admitted juicer.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Mike Norris
    Rick Langford
    Steve McCatty
    Matt Keough
    (Billy Martin rode these four right off a cliff in Oakland)

    Dan Petry
    Ken Brett
    Bruce Hurst
    Bob Forsch
    Ken Forsch
    Rick Wise
    Oil Can Boyd
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Curt Simmons
    Jim O'Toole
    Bob Purkey
    Joey Jay
    J. R. Richard
    Mike Scott
    Ah..... J R Richard.

    What would have happened if that blood clot issue hadn't derailed his career just after he had apparently conquered his more serious control issues and become the most dominant starter in MLB? The year immediately before his illness he was absulotely NASTY.

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Silver King. If only his manager hadn't let him pitch 584 innings at the age of 20...

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    john candelaria. The Candy Man. Gave us nothing but problems for what seemed like a lifetime.

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Jaret Wright. It's a shame he got hurt, that dude could've been one of the best.

    Livan Hernandez. Years of quality innings, some outstanding postseason moments.

    El Duque. OWNED the postseason, funky windup, and he handled the pressure and media of New York better than anyone.

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Pitchers

    Jimmy Key
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