Verducci's obsession with Wins is quaintly reminiscent of the 1970's. Gustavo Chacin has a better chance to post an ERA over 5 than to repeat his slightly above-average performance from last season.
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Hardly an adventurous list, mostly comprised of guys who've already broken out.
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Because the Reds did so poorly last year on the pitching front, the always-a-year-behind press naturally figures them to suck this coming year, too. Despite the fact that several of the Reds' pitchers are set to improve considerably more than just regression-to-the-mean stuff.
Word up. What a pointless list - don't fall off the trunk, Verducci.Originally Posted by M2
Thank goodness for baseball.
I especially like Verducci's breakdown on Bonderman. I guess he won't break down again this year b/c Tom says so.
his definition of breakout is 15 wins or more for the first time in their career?
I think Harang might qualify this year
Originally Posted by ochre
Not with this rule...
....But this is an exercise in trying to find young pitchers who can influence a pennant race, not discovering the next John Patterson, a breakout pitcher of another kind...
He wants guys that win 15 games and influence a pennent race. It is hard to imagine the Reds being in a pennent race next season.
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I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.
I think next year is the year we see the All American Boy, Jack Armstrong, put it together.
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Sorry, I missed that partOriginally Posted by paulrichjr
is it more likely to see the Marlins in a pennant race than the Reds? If not, then why is "King Felix" on this list?Originally Posted by paulrichjr
Because he plays for the Mariners? :Originally Posted by OldXOhio
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That means Beattie discovered him retroactively, right?Originally Posted by Red Leader
So Beattie is magic?
ESPNs 5 pitchers 24 and under who will be Cy Young contenders for years to come.
Harden, Hernandez, Willis, Duke and Kazmir(should have been a Red).