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Old 04-21-2014, 10:30 PM
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He has a new and improved EPR. I hope that we don't have to face him.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:02 AM
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Friday he's facing Boston. If he can somehow beat them, i'm saying he's for real. I don't remember him ever pitching this good so maybe he has made some huge change. His era plus is 640 right now....of course it will drop but if he can maintain a 130-140 era plus then he will have had a cy Young type season.

Right now he is
-Leading in WAR...1.6...pretty amazing
-Lowest era...0.64
-most wins....4
-adjusted era plus...640

-He has yet to give up a homerun in 28 innings.
-Has a WHIP of 0.929
-His K/9 is 6.1...The past two seasons this beats out all his Whitesox years except one.

-His 13 straight seasons of 200 innings is probably the most overlooked part of his resume. I think with this start he's having, people are going to start noticing him more.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:41 AM
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Friday he's facing Boston. If he can somehow beat them, i'm saying he's for real.
Buehrle and Harang for Cy Young. Book it!
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:41 AM
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Buehrle is the very definition of a crafty lefty. With his easy, consistent motion and a style that depends on motion and speed changes and not overpowering people he could pitch until hes 42 or older if he wants and barring injury.

If he continues to pitch like this no reason he hasn't got at least one more multi-year contract in him. Maybe the Sox can bring him home. Heck maybe a mid-season trade next year if they are in the hunt and Toronto isn't. That would be teh awesome...
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:19 PM
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Very, very, very, very unlikely.
I don't know, I think I have to agree with sun. At this rate Buehrle should be putting up negative ERAs by 2016. I made this chart to illustrate:
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:56 PM
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I also heard through "my sources" that buehrle is working on a knuckleball. Then he can pitch at an older age than Moyer. That will get him 400 wins at least. You cannot deny a 400 game winner a pass to HOF!

Honestly if you are a pitcher you are better off being a control pitcher than a power pitcher (in most cases). You will have a longer career. Ks are sexy but an out is an out.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:54 PM
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I also heard through "my sources" that buehrle is working on a knuckleball. Then he can pitch at an older age than Moyer. That will get him 400 wins at least. You cannot deny a 400 game winner a pass to HOF!

Honestly if you are a pitcher you are better off being a control pitcher than a power pitcher (in most cases). You will have a longer career. Ks are sexy but an out is an out.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:03 AM
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The single most amazing thing about Buehrle is with all of those 200 IP seasons, he has not spent so much as a day on the DL as far as I can recall.

Is there any pitcher in the last 20 years who pitched at least a dozen full seasons as a starter who can say that?
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:17 AM
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You would think that Buehrle would not get into the Hall of Fame. Then again, if 2 mopes like Walter O'Malley and Ron/Pizza Man/Scab/Santo got voted into the Hall, anything is possible. These voters who vote for the Hall of Fame have a tendency to rewrite history so we'll just have to wait and see if Buerhle gets in.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:00 AM
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I'm actually pretty excited about his start tonight. I hope he does well, but part of me really feels he's gonna get hit hard. He's gotta be due for a bad game especially with the way Pedroia and Ortiz hit him.. The one thing about Buehrle is he can have a bad game or two and it doesn't seem to affect him. I'm predicting 6 innings with 4 strikeouts and 4 earned runs....I'm hoping for at least a quality start though. His current season war is 1.6, hoping he adds at least 0.3 tonight.

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Old 04-25-2014, 11:05 AM
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The single most amazing thing about Buehrle is with all of those 200 IP seasons, he has not spent so much as a day on the DL as far as I can recall.

Is there any pitcher in the last 20 years who pitched at least a dozen full seasons as a starter who can say that?
I don't think theres been a more durable pitcher even in the last 30-35 years. Maybe Roy Halladay or Jack Morris but I would still give the nod to Buehrle for durability over them.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:33 AM
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No way does Roy Halladay get the nod over Buehrle in a durability contest.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:40 AM
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I don't think theres been a more durable pitcher even in the last 30-35 years. Maybe Roy Halladay or Jack Morris but I would still give the nod to Buehrle for durability over them.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:00 PM
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Nolan Ryan says "hi."
Nolan Ryan is not a good example to use, I'm not saying he used roids but if there was a way to find out the truth, I would bet everything I own, that he did use. Plus in the past 35 years, Ryan was injured in 1982, 1983, and 1986 along with 1992 and 1993. Mark Buehrle says Bye.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:06 PM
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Nolan Ryan is not a good example to use, I'm not saying he used roids but if there was a way to find out the truth, I would bet everything I own, that he did use. Plus in the past 35 years, Ryan was injured in 1982, 1983, and 1986 along with 1992 and 1993. Mark Buehrle says Bye.
In 1992 and 1993 he was 45 and 46.
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