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Thread: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

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    It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Volquez just isn't getting it done.

    Willis went 8 innings last night throwing 105 pitches w/ no walks and 7 K's. He's now sporting a 2.74 ERA and a 2.26 GO/AO ratio which would do well at the GAB.

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    I am on board.

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Me too. Anybody (almost) but Volquez. He's been given ample opportunity to get himself straightened out. But, what do you do with him?

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    count me in. lets see what DW has.

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    I'm on board. But I'm not getting my hopes up. Unless Willis has fixed all his problems, it's a big difference between triple A and the majors.

    Volquez just doesn't seem to be a competitor to me, unlike Cueto.
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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    EV and Arroyo OUT.....Homer and Dontrelle IN

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Get Dontrelle in the rotation, i'm his number one fan

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds View Post
    Get Dontrelle in the rotation, i'm his number one fan
    doubted

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Why not put LeCure back in the rotation?

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Quote Originally Posted by Who Dey Time View Post
    Why not put LeCure back in the rotation?
    He won't be able to pitch deep into games because he's not stretched out.
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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    EV is trash
    Arroyo is trash

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    EV is trash
    Arroyo is trash
    I agree. I completely hate pitchers who give you close to 220 innings a year every year, 14 wins or so a year, and lower than the league average ERA in most years while never missing a start.

    Those guys are so trashy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye fly View Post
    I agree. I completely hate pitchers who give you close to 220 innings a year every year, 14 wins or so a year, and lower than the league average ERA in most years while never missing a start.

    Those guys are so trashy.
    agree. ppl should know by now this guy is not an ace but you know what ur gonna get out of him and more times than not u will have chance to win.

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    Re: It may be time to replace Volquez w/ Dontrelle Willis

    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye fly View Post
    I agree. I completely hate pitchers who give you close to 220 innings a year every year, 14 wins or so a year, and lower than the league average ERA in most years while never missing a start.

    Those guys are so trashy.
    I agree, since Arizona is a contender I say we offer him for Willy Mo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    agree. ppl should know by now this guy is not an ace but you know what ur gonna get out of him and more times than not u will have chance to win.
    I like to take in and consider information from Baseball prospectus and some other sources. I like to look at some of the stats that are trendy today with the saber guys. But I don't necessarily spend a lot of time with them or as much time studying and using them as much as some others do.

    Sometimes it's just as quick to go to baseball reference and look at some of those numbers and also look at the similarity scores and these guys in comparison to other players. Right there at the top for Bronson in terms of most similar pitcher through age 33 was John Burkett. That's really not a bad comparison in terms of the type of pitcher Bronson is and the way he does thing. Neither guy was really very flashy. Both of them were hittable, neither guy was really a strikeout guy. For the most part, you never looked at the guy in most years as one of the league's best or the ace of a staff. But they pitched well and found ways to win games and be effective major league pitchers. I mean, Burkett won 166 games in his career. Bronson probably won't do that unless he pitches effectively and regularly until he's 40 or close to it. But both guys are/were your typical solid #4 starter in a good rotation... maybe even a passable #3 starter in a good rotation when they're going right.


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