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Thread: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

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    Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    There is no question that Mr. Strasburg may have a wonderful career in pro baseball, but if given the choice to either have him or Mike Leake, I take Leake and one of the major reasons is:

    Shoulder lands Strasburg on 15-day DL

    I mean we are only in his first season and he is already experiencing arm issues. Sorry but Leake has made the jump and will give the Reds over 150+ innings with a number of quality starts and no where to go but up and not one single issue of arm problem. Sorry but Strasburg may throw 100mph, but Leake is a pitcher.

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    It may be a very minor shoulder problem, but it seems odd that as much as they babied Strasburg he still ends up with shoulder inflammation.

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Mr. Stasburg would surly object to this subject line.
    Doesn't seem like that type of guy. Also, this is a family website.

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    It's pretty alarming that a guy who has been babied so much is already going to the DL. By the time the Nationals get through babying him, he might be pitching for the Yankees.

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Doo-Rag View Post
    Mr. Stasburg would surly object to this subject line.
    Doesn't seem like that type of guy. Also, this is a family website.
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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Doo-Rag View Post
    Mr. Stasburg would surly object to this subject line.
    Doesn't seem like that type of guy. Also, this is a family website.

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    So easy, yet so clever..
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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Doo-Rag View Post
    Mr. Stasburg would surly object to this subject line.
    Doesn't seem like that type of guy. Also, this is a family website.
    lol

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Leake?R Kelly?wait,what.

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    I would like Strasburg on the Reds...

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    It may be a very minor shoulder problem, but it seems odd that as much as they babied Strasburg he still ends up with shoulder inflammation.
    I really think the excessive babying of young pitchers is really hurting a lot of them. It's pretty easy to take a guy out after 85 pitches and 4.2 IP in AA in front of 7,000 fans in a meaningless game to the big club. But its nearly impossible to do that in the MLB in front of 40,000 fans.

    Why can't we just let them get used to throwing 100-110 pitches in the minors so it's not a big deal when they do so in the majors?

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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    I really think the excessive babying of young pitchers is really hurting a lot of them. It's pretty easy to take a guy out after 85 pitches and 4.2 IP in AA in front of 7,000 fans in a meaningless game to the big club. But its nearly impossible to do that in the MLB in front of 40,000 fans.

    Why can't we just let them get used to throwing 100-110 pitches in the minors so it's not a big deal when they do so in the majors?
    Your point of view has some merit to it, and is gaining some support around baseball. I'll see if I can find the article from a few years back that compared the rate of arm injuries of Japanese players and American players. If I remember correctly the Japanese players had about half as many injuries while throwing WAAAAAYYYY more innings than their American counterparts.
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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    My first thought when I first heard he had arm problems was............did he ever play under Dusty Baker?
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    Re: Why i take Leake over Strasburg

    Pitch count is such an overrated statistic. It's made up like the change your oil every 3,000 mile rule... yet numerous people believe in it.


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