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Old 07-03-2008, 03:12 PM
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Default What Happened to Gio?

I was just looking at his AAA stats with Sacramento in the A's organization.

4-6 with a 5.24 ERA and only 90 SO in 87 IP.

Has he had some injuries this year or something? Or is he just having trouble adjusting to his new organization again? I remember when he was with the Phillies he had trouble, but when he came back to the White Sox he was almost lights out again.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:18 PM
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:25 PM
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Without knowing anything about the situation, my guess is either he lost his control and/or people aren't swinging at his big swooping curveball anymore when it's not a strike. If that's the case, his fastball isn't going to blow them away.
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He's probably just not very good.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:12 PM
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Gio has been great and horrible in alternating starts. They do not know why.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:12 PM
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Gio has been great and horrible in alternating starts. They do not know why.
Ain't that the truth. According to his game logs, after pitching 8 innings of scorless one hit ball, his next start he didn't get out of the 3rd inning.

That start was the only time he got past 6.1 IP in a start as well (which he's only done once) so he isn't going very deep either.

Another interesting stat they have on his player page at milb.com.

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Behind in the count: 8.25
Runners on: 9.33
RISP: 15.23

That would seem to say a lot.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:37 PM
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Gio and KW have a secret pact.

Gio pitches to his potential in the Sox organization and his value increases. Then KW deals him when his value is high. Then he sucks for his new organization. Then KW gets him back when his value is low. Then he has another good season and his value rebounds, and KW trades him again while his value is high.

It's an ingenious plan, really.

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Old 07-03-2008, 10:24 PM
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Gio and KW have a secret pact.

Gio pitches to his potential in the Sox organization and his value increases. Then KW deals him when his value is high. Then he sucks for his new organization. Then KW gets him back when his value is low. Then he has another good season and his value rebounds, and KW trades him again while his value is high.

It's an ingenious plan, really.

I got a healthy chortle out of that one.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:43 PM
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He's probably just not very good.
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:00 AM
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not many pitchers who are curve first fastball second do very well in the pros. The knock on Gio was always he could dominate a AA hitter with a big hook, but how would an advanced hitter fair against him. I guess we are seeing that.
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:39 AM
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He caught the Roberto Alomar/Carl Everett Multiple Occurence Sox Bug...
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:58 AM
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not many pitchers who are curve first fastball second do very well in the pros. The knock on Gio was always he could dominate a AA hitter with a big hook, but how would an advanced hitter fair against him. I guess we are seeing that.
Exactly. And it's not like he has a Tim Lincecum/Gavin Floyd type curve. From what I remember, it was kind of a 12-6 semi-slow roller up there. Once people know you have it, it's not going to surprise them.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:36 PM
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He's a 22 year old who flew through the minors. Writing his obit is rather premature. Also, he has an above average fastball guys. His Achilles heel has been his command because in terms of "stuff" he's a front-line pitcher.
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:09 AM
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Gio had a good 4th.

9 IP
1 hit (solo homer in 6th)
1 run
2 BB
13 K
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