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Old 12-18-2013, 12:43 PM
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Default Gavin Floyd Appreciation Thread

Did a search and saw we haven't had one yet. I figured that now it's official...

For a few years, it seemed like every season he would be absolutely untouchable in June and July.

Happy trails.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:57 PM
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Man, when he had that curveball working in the first or second inning, you just knew he was going to dominate. And when he couldn't find the plate with his breaking stuff, you just knew he was going to get chased by the 4th.

Hope he can make a comeback in Atlanta
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:37 PM
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Nice guy from what people say.

But he is the true defenition of deer in headlights.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for the good times, Gavin. Best wishes.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:53 PM
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One has to wonder what his career be like if he didn't face the Tigers or Red Sox...
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:57 PM
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Nice guy from what people say.

But he is the true defenition of deer in headlights.
Eh, people's memories are wired to remember the bad over the good, so I understand this sentiment, but Gavin did give the White Sox over 1,000 innings in his career, averaged about 4 WAR per 162 games and ultimately only cost us about $25 million... total. Certainly, many more have produced much less for more resources.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:00 PM
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Thank you Gavin for April 12th and May 6th 2008, as well as June 13th 2010
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:44 PM
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He sure threw a lot of almost no-hitters
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:53 AM
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Pretty much true what folks are saying here, like many pitchers, when he was on he was almost unhittable but when he was off he got beat like a drum
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:11 PM
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When he was on, he was on, and that curveball could be downright nasty.

But when he was off, he was WAY off.

One of the more frustrating pitchers to watch, but can't wish him anything but the best of luck in Atlanta.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:38 PM
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When this thread opened I was gonna post something along the lines of "Gavin, I hope you'll remember your time on the Sox since no one here will" but reconsidered since it was a little harsh.

But considering he was on the team for seven years and is only getting 10 replies in his farewell thread, that doesn't seem too far off.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:34 PM
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Thank you for your years of service, including a division championship. You were never the best in the rotation, but the fact that you lasted so long speaks to your value. Good luck in your future endeavors.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:51 PM
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Thank you for your years of service, including a division championship. You were never the best in the rotation, but the fact that you lasted so long speaks to your value. Good luck in your future endeavors.
Pretty much this - he made out like a bandit with the Sox wanting to lock him up. It was a gamble that didn't work out for us, but sometimes you have to take those risks.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:38 AM
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Thanks for the memories (esp. the near no-hitter against Detroit) and good luck.

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:30 AM
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Nice pitcher, with great stuff when on. Lacked toughness. If he had the mentality of Danks, he would have been a top of the rotation pitcher. If he got into early trouble, he couldn't battle out of it.
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