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Old 11-18-2013, 09:14 PM
blandman blandman is offline
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Originally Posted by mzh View Post
Give me examples of guys like him, young lefties with 300+ innings of 3.50 ERA pitching in their first 2 seasons in the bigs, not succeeding, since that's apparently the norm.
Forget his age and his left handedness. When do guys with no plus pitches have long careers as elite pitchers? I know, everyone hates when I say the reason is he's deceptive because it's not quantifiable in the numbers sense, but he's the most deceptive pitcher in baseball and that's why he's succeeding more than anything else he brings to the table. Traditionally, that doesn't last. At least not at an elite level. There has to be something more.