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Thread: Offseason Rankings from THT

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    And I think Dave Williams (who, by the way, has pitched 334 ML innings) has a chance to be a very good pitcher. You all may think I'm crazy but I really think the guy can be very good for us.
    Why? Just a hunch?
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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    The Reds took a monumentally inept squad and sat on their hands. To quote Bob Boone: "That's some special work."

    Cubs? Reds? Tomato, tomahto. At least the Cubs have a couple of MLB pitchers.

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Why? Just a hunch?
    Couple of things...

    1. Remember what LaRussa said? Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is especially high on Williams, calling him one of the NL's best left-handed starters last season...

    2. He's finally healthy (shoulder surgery in 2002). And I think he's just finding his game. He's 27, moving into his prime and has some good ML experience now.

    3. Even if he repeats his 4.41 ERA from last year...with the runs the Reds should score for him...he could win some games.

    4. And, yes, he is better than Milton

    Call me crazy...but let's check back 6 months from now...
    For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    Call me crazy...but let's check back 6 months from now...
    Well, you're probably crazy, but we're going to have to watch him pitch so it's fine with me if he turns out to be decent. Reds pitching is just something where we're conditioned to expect the worst.
    Not all who wander are lost

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    You're crazy..but it's a nice crazy to have this time of year
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    You're crazy..but it's a nice crazy to have this time of year
    What? He's got no shot at being good? Where's the optimism in the room?
    For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    What? He's got no shot at being good? Where's the optimism in the room?
    Affixed to Claussen, Wagner and Coffey.
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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Affixed to Claussen, Wagner and Coffey.
    Well, okay...as long as there is optimism.
    For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    League average at best.
    Which is what they gave up in Casey.

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    Re: Offseason Rankings from THT

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio
    Which is what they gave up in Casey.
    Above avg hug loss though.
    Go Gators!


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