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    Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    On the Reds Hot Stove league yesterday. I didnt realize he threw that hard, could you imagine having Leake in the rotation with Chapman, Volquez, Cueto and Bailey, all flame throwers.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Then he said the catfish at The Cracker Barrel was as good as Grandma's.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    I take that as a you dont believe Brantley

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    I take it as hyperbole. Someone should smack these guys when they say stupid things. From Brantley to Bench.

    Does ANYONE throw like Lincecum?
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    I actually heard Hot Stove last night. Brantley was not comparing Leake's velocity to Lincecum, rather, as I heard it, his approach and command of the strike zone. The takeaway I got from that part of the show was that Leake has a chance to be special in his own right, something that should not be too surprising given the numbers he put up at ASU last year, frankly.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum doesn't throw all that hard anymore.... His fastball averaged just 92.4 MPH last season. Certainly a good velocity to average, but it was also 94 MPH in 2008. So far this spring is been 90-92.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Then he said the catfish at The Cracker Barrel was as good as Grandma's.


    Oh wait, maybe he really DID say that.
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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    While velocity undoubtedly helps in general, movement and control are deadly. I'm extremely optimistic about what Leake can do.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    While velocity undoubtedly helps in general, movement and control are deadly. I'm extremely optimistic about what Leake can do.
    I love Leake. I was on the bandwagon well before the draft last year. One of my favorite players in the organization -- love the athleticism, the attitude, the pitching instincts and skills. But, I do think his height and arm slot are a concern. He's well under 6'0'' and the arm slot is not much above three-quarters. Looking at other "undersized" righties, Maddux was strongly over the top, as is Cueto, as was Pedro before he started to decline. It's the only thing that tempers my enthusiasm about Leake -- will he burn brightly only to flameout relatively quickly?
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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    LOL. Well, minus about 10 MPH on his fastball maybe.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Quote Originally Posted by blitz dorsey View Post
    lol. Well, minus about 10 mph on his fastball maybe.
    why does everybody think lincecum is still throwing 99 mph?!?!?!?!!?!?
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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    why does everybody think lincecum is still throwing 99 mph?!?!?!?!!?!?
    Because he isn't Drew Stubbs.
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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Because he isn't Drew Stubbs.
    might be those two cy young thingy's he has too.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Then he said the catfish at The Cracker Barrel was as good as Grandma's.
    just stick with the chicken and dumplings.

    They'll stick to your ribs.
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    Re: Brantley says Leake's throwing like Lincecum

    Oh, Lincecum isn't throwing 99? What is it, 97?

    Yeah, that guy stinks. He is washed up. Remember when he used to throw 99 and was good? LOL.


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