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havelj
05-18-2006, 01:25 PM
The Tribune made a point today of showing that some select pitching stars didn't start winning until they were 29 years old. They compared four pitchers to Wood.

What they forgot to mention is that Wood was placed as a slotted member of his rotation at a much earlier age than the other four.

Here are the four pitchers and Wood and what age they were when they were first full-time starters:

Randy Johnson-25
Curt Schilling-26
Dave Stewart-25
David Wells-27
Wood-21

viagracat
05-18-2006, 01:29 PM
If you think Wood is overexposed right now, just wait until Prior comes back. :o:

Mickster
05-18-2006, 01:48 PM
Meanwhile, Boy Wonder just got lit up on 2HR and 3 runs in the 2nd inning....:cool:

dickallen15
05-18-2006, 01:51 PM
Did they mention that those other guys haven't had elbow AND shoulder surgery? I do think Wood(s) would make an excellent closer though.

credefan24
05-18-2006, 01:56 PM
Why no mention of Buerhle? Oh yeah, I forgot, the scrub-une.

jenn2080
05-18-2006, 02:00 PM
speaking of wood. he has given up 3 HR already. 2 in the 2nd...one in the 3rd

Iwritecode
05-18-2006, 02:00 PM
The Tribune made a point today of showing that some select pitching stars didn't start winning until they were 29 years old. They compared four pitchers to Wood.

What they forgot to mention is that Wood was placed as a slotted member of his rotation at a much earlier age than the other four.

Here are the four pitchers and Wood and what age they were when they were first full-time starters:

Randy Johnson-25
Curt Schilling-26
Dave Stewart-25
David Wells-27
Wood-21

So all the other pitchers started winning 2-4 years after becoming full-time starters. Wood has been a full-time starter for 8 years...

:roflmao:

maurice
05-18-2006, 02:07 PM
Why no mention of Buerhle?

Because Buerhle was excellent as a young rookie and never looked back.
They're following the BP model: ignore any data that don't fit your theory.

credefan24
05-18-2006, 02:21 PM
Good point. Thanks.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-18-2006, 02:57 PM
You lost you're charm as you were aging
Where is your magic disappearing

Hey Carrie Anne, what's your game now, can anybody play
Hey Carrie Anne, what's your game now, can anybody play

PatK
05-18-2006, 02:59 PM
I do think Wood(s) would make an excellent closer though.

I dunno. He's got the right mentality. But the last few seasons, it's in the early innings where he struggles.

Frater Perdurabo
05-18-2006, 03:02 PM
So all the other pitchers started winning 2-4 years after becoming full-time starters. Wood has been a full-time starter for 8 years...

:roflmao:

Full-time? I suppose, if you give him credit for all the simulated innings thrown to simulated batters with towels and simulated balls.

With all his surgeries, he now qualifies for a free hysterectomy!
sorry for the shameless Marge Simpson reference.

ilsox7
05-18-2006, 03:03 PM
I dunno. He's got the right mentality. But the last few seasons, it's in the early innings where he struggles.

I don't see how he has the right mentality, especially considering his first 25 pitches are usually when he gets absolutely killed.

Just b/c he acts like an ass with a tough look on his face does not mean he has the mental fortitude to be a closer. In fact, I'd say given his inability to pitch through any sort of pain and lack of ability to deal with adversity, he'd crumble as a closer, just as he will as a starter.

spiffie
05-18-2006, 03:23 PM
I don't see how he has the right mentality, especially considering his first 25 pitches are usually when he gets absolutely killed.

Just b/c he acts like an ass with a tough look on his face does not mean he has the mental fortitude to be a closer. In fact, I'd say given his inability to pitch through any sort of pain and lack of ability to deal with adversity, he'd crumble as a closer, just as he will as a starter.
If anything he seems like the sort of guy who could be a LaTroy Hawkins back in MN sort of guy. Put him in for an inning in the 7th or 8th and he could be dominant. Ask him to have the strength to start or the heart to close and he can't hold up to it.