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    Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    5 straight losses. Is it nothing to worry about (for the Giants) or is it something? I'm aware of the decreased velocity on his fastball, but is there more to it than that...how will this story end? Suffice it to say, his mechanics have seemed questionable to me...but I'm no expert. Run with this question however you want it...I'm curious.

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    It's been talked about for awhile, his velocity is down into the low 90's.

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    The fact that he isn't Drew Stubbs.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Complicated windup and power pitcher smell like injury to me. Time for his first TJ?
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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Were there juice rumors at one time w/ him?
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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    Were there juice rumors at one time w/ him?
    No juice, just weed

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Talking w/ a Giants fan friend, was told how strange it was that Lincecum went from 90+ mph to almost 100. Now suddenly back down...

    Friends opinion was Lincecum was getting too full of himself.
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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    A lot of people seemed to accept his mechanics, but there have to be some doubts about his future. His delivery is explosive, and that alone has to create some worry.

    What really concerns me is the angle of his arm as he launches forward. He holds the ball very high and whips it from an extreme bend in his elbow. His arm is unraveling from the bend while his body is thrusting violently forward.

    Because of shoulder and elbow stress, we don't usually see pitchers go as high in the air with their arms as they are about to go forward in their delivery. Of course there are some, but the risk of injury makes that mechanical action a risk.
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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Didn't they make commercials about how innovative his delivery is? Something about putting a dollar bill on the ground?

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    These are all nice sounding theories but the simple truth of the matter is I drafted him for my fantasy team. End of story.

    Last year I effectively ended the careers of Brandon Webb and Jose Reyes. This year I put the whammy on Linecum and Youkilis.

    Next year I hope to get my hands on Carpenter and Pujols.

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    These are all nice sounding theories but the simple truth of the matter is I drafted him for my fantasy team. End of story.

    Last year I effectively ended the careers of Brandon Webb and Jose Reyes. This year I put the whammy on Linecum and Youkilis.

    Next year I hope to get my hands on Carpenter and Pujols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003
    Didn't they make commercials about how innovative his delivery is? Something about putting a dollar bill on the ground?
    There is always a chance for arm injury with pitchers. Lincecum is pretty smooth with his delivery, but he does powerfully thrust forward with his arm angled in an L position. That is not ideal for avoiding shoulder and elbow injury.

    Twenty years ago, we used to preach, "Pass the thigh, high to the sky, and let it fly." Now we know that the "high to the sky" part puts too much stress on the shoulder and elbow. Most coaches advocate less angle as the arm goes back.
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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    He's human.

    I've read that he needs to take conditioning a little more seriously. Especially his lower body. Can't go on talent alone forever.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    He's human.

    I've read that he needs to take conditioning a little more seriously. Especially his lower body. Can't go on talent alone forever.
    Kind of agree, everything is conjecture at this point. Maybe injury, maybe is immaturity/conditioning, maybe its something else.

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    It's the hair. Too much hair. Very mullet like ...too straight. Needs to cut it, layer it.

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    Re: Whats wrong with Lincecum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    It's the hair. Too much hair. Very mullet like ...too straight. Needs to cut it, layer it.
    Give him a perm. That'll make all the difference. lol :
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."


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