03-09-2014, 03:43 AM #41
I want to have hope for Worley, but his good preformances being inflated by the NL and by an obscene non swinging K rate are very worrisome. First response to the Revere trade seemed to be he was the main bait, but I think May's inclusion was necessary because Worley was much more of a gamble than presented at the time. May is still a starting question mark but his floor is a good reliever and Worley probably could be a league average 5th starter somewhere, but that was much more a trade of gambles both ways than I thought at the time. If May pans out as a reliever I am still happy with it, way more so if he sticks as a starter obviously, but I had thought the deal was a massive win for the Twins no matter how Revere turned out."Professionalism - When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S Thompson
03-09-2014, 06:08 AM #42"If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."
03-09-2014, 07:12 AM #43
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In regards to the K vs. Sinker guy, I'm not sure why it cannot be both. One of the things that statistics has shown is that the ability to induce ground balls correlates positively to the pitchers results. Getting a K guy who has enough heavy sink on that fastball to induce a lot of ground balls is not a bad thing...
Take Liriano for instance. When he came up, part of his success was the ability to rack up Ks as well as induce a high amount of ground balls... Far more than the Twins other ace at that time. We all know what happened with Liriano, it didn't work out, but let's not pretend it's an either or situation with GB and K pitchers.
Besides... we all know that most major league hitters have no problems hitting a 100 MPH straight fastball.
03-09-2014, 07:28 AM #44
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03-09-2014, 08:54 AM #45"If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."
03-09-2014, 09:11 AM #46
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