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04-10-2005, 04:18 PM
From Ken Rosenthal's Inside Dish:

"A scout who saw Cubs (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/team/71602) RHP Mark Prior (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/104496) pitch at Class AAA Albuquerque last Thursday night said that the pitcher needs at least one more rehabilitation start. Prior touched 94 mph, the scout said, but lacked command. He frequently swiped at the ball upon receiving it from the catcher, indicating that he might be frustrated with his mechanics. Prior also appeared to be favoring his elbow, dropping his arm and pushing the ball."

How about a new Prior watch? Let's guess the date his elbow completely falls apart. I say May 8th.

04-10-2005, 08:29 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again: there is nothing physically wrong with this guy. His issue is between the ears. He's cracking under the pressure of being the Cubs Messiah.

Edit: And of course, as soon as I open my big fat mouth they announce that he's starting tomorrow's game. This is why I don't gamble.