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Old 04-22-2013, 09:53 AM
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Default John Danks to start rehab assignment soon?

Looks that way...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,5018605.story
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:56 AM
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That is good to read. The Sox could use some good news and this is definitely that.
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Can he hit?
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If John Danks is healthy, he upgrades the Sox rotation and makes them better that way. A healthy and effective Danks might also make it possible for the Sox to deal Gavin Floyd for offensive help.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:35 AM
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If John Danks is healthy, he upgrades the Sox rotation and makes them better that way. A healthy and effective Danks might also make it possible for the Sox to deal Gavin Floyd for offensive help.
I think Floyd is definitely tradebait this year. If Axelrod can continue to perform in the 5 slot Floyd becomes superfluous, more so with Santiago waiting in the wings and proving to be effective.
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First rehab start went well for Danks. 7 IP, 2 runs allowed at Class AA.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,7794217.story
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:21 AM
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First rehab start went well for Danks. 7 IP, 2 runs allowed at Class AA.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,7794217.story

We need him especially now with Floyd being hurt. I'm surprised to read some comments here that people are basically writing him off...he is a number 1 or 2 guy when healthy. It would be HUGE to have him back. Danks, Sale, Peavy, could equate to some nice winning streaks.
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We need him especially now with Floyd being hurt. I'm surprised to read some comments here that people are basically writing him off...he is a number 1 or 2 guy when healthy. It would be HUGE to have him back. Danks, Sale, Peavy, could equate to some nice winning streaks.
Frankly, even Quintana, Santiago, and Axelrod have all looked better than average for most of the year. Starting pitching is the clear strength of this team, hopefully the bats wake up as the weather gets warmer. Even if they can be an average offense, that might be enough to keep them in contention for what looks to be another down year in the AL Central
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First rehab start went well for Danks. 7 IP, 2 runs allowed at Class AA.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,7794217.story
I'd feel a lot more confident if he was consistently throwing 91-92.
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I'd feel a lot more confident if he was consistently throwing 91-92.
Meh. He may get there, he may not. What's important is his ability to command the cutter and change to right-handed hitters. If he can do that, he can get hitters out even if his velocity fluctuates in the 88-91 range.

We spend way too much time worrying about velocity on this board.
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Meh. He may get there, he may not. What's important is his ability to command the cutter and change to right-handed hitters. If he can do that, he can get hitters out even if his velocity fluctuates in the 88-91 range.

We spend way too much time worrying about velocity on this board.
I agree; I get why people do place a lot of emphasis on it, it's a good overall indicator of health and it does have some value to watch velocity trends more than just one game's worth of data. That said, you're right, the difference between 88 MPH and 91 MPH is barely a millisecond to the hitter. At this level, command and movement are much more critical to a pitcher's success or failure. A well placed 88 MPH fastball is much more devastating than a 92 MPH beach ball over the heart of the plate.

If, in his first real baseball action since last May, he's getting his fastball up to 91, I'm not going to worry about a few 87 MPH heaters in the first inning. This is still a major step in his recovery.
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When Danks returns and despite Floyd being out for a long time we still have the makings of a very good rotation. We can throw 6 guys out there starting with Sale and Peavy followed by Danks, Axelrod, Quintana and Santiago. I'm hoping the hitting picks up when the weather warms up and we still might make a run at it. We need to start with a series win in KC. and split with the Mets.
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