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Dadawg_77
06-17-2002, 01:52 PM
Both closers who lost their jobs, can Foulke rebound as Lowe did? I really have no thoughts, but would like to see what some of you thought on the subject.

Randar68
06-17-2002, 02:13 PM
Sorry, but when was Sean Lowe a closer?

rmusacch
06-17-2002, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Dadawg_77
Both closers who lost their jobs, can Foulke rebound as Lowe did? I really have no thoughts, but would like to see what some of you thought on the subject.

God I hope not. Have you seen Lowe's numbers this year? He is a very inconsistent pitcher.

TheBigHurt
06-17-2002, 02:16 PM
yeah i always remember Lowe as a middle reliever

Randar68
06-17-2002, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
Sorry, but when was Sean Lowe a closer?

Unless you are really referring to Boston's Derek Lowe...but he has 3 REAL pitches

Dadawg_77
06-17-2002, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Randar68


Unless you are really referring to Boston's Derek Lowe...but he has 3 REAL pitches

Posting on no sleep isn't good.

kevingrt
06-17-2002, 02:54 PM
He was a closer after Rod Beck left the position to go to the Flubs.

He was only in it for a year or so....

duke of dorwood
06-17-2002, 03:16 PM
With his slow, compact motion, and lack of speed, Keith needs to develop a Knucke Ball.

CerberusWG
06-17-2002, 03:56 PM
Foulke needs to fine tune his slider if he wants to start.

StepsInSC
06-17-2002, 04:04 PM
if foulke can throw 90mph cocking the ball back like a catcher wouldn't it make sense he could throw it harder if he reached back and followed through? Granted no one wants to mess up their delivery, but just a thought.

Randar68
06-17-2002, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by CerberusWG
Foulke needs to fine tune his slider if he wants to start.

I think he needs a curve. Plus it's easier to learn and a better pitch for someone who's fastball is only 90-91 anyways...

Tragg
06-17-2002, 05:02 PM
I really don't see a downside to giving him a couple of starts. Let him pitch a little longer in long relief and then try him out.
He was a good pitcher until recently - maybe he still is.

Soxheads
06-17-2002, 05:08 PM
Lowe's got one hell of a sinker. He's the reason why the Red Sox are so much better this year.

duke of dorwood
06-17-2002, 10:35 PM
He needs something to make his fast ball look deceiving-a knuckle ball. Remember the Niekro Brothers? 2 average hurlers until they developed one. And relievers that became starters with it.

Daver
06-17-2002, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood
He needs something to make his fast ball look deceiving-a knuckle ball. Remember the Niekro Brothers? 2 average hurlers until they developed one. And relievers that became starters with it.

Today's hitter friendly parks make it tough to be effective with a knuckleball,old Comiskey was a knuckleball pitchers dream,but the short fences at almost ALL ballparks these days make it a thing of the past.

ode to veeck
06-18-2002, 04:41 AM
With the bullpen on the sides, I remember it was 440 to dead center when Wilbur Wood would try to start both games of a double header (he'd usually win the first then run out of gas,even with just the knuckler)

Hoyt Wilhelm was really the master of the knuckler, but that was a different era with bigger parks and less steroids