nm ... keeping the peace
nm ... keeping the peace
Last edited by Blitz Dorsey; 04-06-2011 at 10:46 PM.
Jim Maloney says hi.
Really?SHOCKING that this guy has never been the same since being busted for PEDs.
He did get hurt, but he should be fully recovered from Tommy John by now. The guy just has terrible command and I would be surprised if that ever changes. I would love to be wrong, believe me. '
And it's not just about this game, so don't suggest this is some overreaction based on two innings. It's about everything I've seen out of this guy, save the one good season he had. Heck, he was so bad with the Rangers they had to send him all the way down to low-A to get himself straightened out. The guy is a head case and I will be surprised if he's ever consistently a good MLB pitcher. And we traded a flat out stud to get him. Depressing! (Just being honest here. I'm sure there are those that agree and disagree. That's fine. That's what message boards are for.)
The guy falls asleep on the mound all the time. Example: The double steal in the first inning when he was ignoring the runners. (Including one of the best base-stealers in the game in Bourn.) Then he balks the next inning. So, he even struggles with the small stuff. Good pitchers don't do stuff like that.
And youth can't be an excuse any longer. The guy is 28 years old. He's no spring chicken.
All that Blitz has said here has my full backing, FTR. I'm done with EV... to think some people still try to justify The Trade.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
Was that a sarcastic claim of sarcasm? I'm lostNo, not really. It was sarcasm. Volquez has one good year (his only good year), then gets busted for PEDs ... and now he's struggling. Hmmm. Don't need to be a private investigator to figure out that one.
And a haircut wouldn't hurt! Haha.
BTW, on a serious note, did you miss it when Volquez struggled big time with command during his minor league days (and even to an extent during his one good year with the Reds)? You are being disingenuous pretending like the command issues only came after Tommy John. You don't really believe that, do you?
He's never going to have great command. He's a high strikeout, high walk, low contact guy. That's who is. It shouldn't be surprising he's struggling even more with his command coming off TJ though.