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    Spring Training 2012 Articles

    Please use this thread for all Spring Training-related articles.

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    Re: Spring Training 2012 Articles

    The link to the Sheldon blog:

    http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/

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    Re: Spring Training 2012 Articles

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    I like that in this article, Baker basically explains the concept of a pitching rotation.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Spring Training 2012 Articles

    Less is more with Bruce and other notes:

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...news|text|Reds

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    Less is more with Bruce
    Glad to see this. I always felt Bruce was heavier than necessary. He looks great in these pics.
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    Re: Spring Training 2012 Articles

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I like that in this article, Baker basically explains the concept of a pitching rotation.
    The part about how if you match up a pitcher with a high ERA against pitchers with a low ERA, you will win some of the games but not most of them is genius. So Dusty has come up with a stategy of putting a starter with a low ERA (not a high one; don't get confused!) in his Opening Day/#1 spot in the rotation.

    I wonder how Bronson will feel about being the example of a higher ERA veteran who if you put him in the #1 spot, you aren't going to win most of the games he starts. A manager who is good at talking to the media just might avoid using his players in a negative example like this, even if it is true.

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    Re: Spring Training 2012 Articles

    I wonder how deeply into the season the 1 vs 1 match ups persist. It seems to me that by mid-May rotations no longer sync up.

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    Re: Spring Training 2012 Articles

    Last edited by membengal; 02-21-2012 at 08:46 PM.

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    Last edited by membengal; 02-21-2012 at 08:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Bad news... It seems lime Baker really wants Chapman in the pen.

    Good news... Even Baker says it's not his call.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Spring Training 2012 Articles

    McCoy seems to be cranking out articles now that ST has started

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    Thanks IH. And to anyone, please post the links here as you find them.

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    http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/2012/...mums-the-word/

    *Dusty Baker has a rotation order in mind after No. 1 starter Johnny Cueto. But he’s not telling…

    “There’s no need to,” Baker said. “I’ve got it figured out. I had it figured out this winter.”

    The five-man rotation has six contenders. Besides Cueto, there is Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, Mike Leake, Homer Bailey and Aroldis Chapman.

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