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Alasliasolonik

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TheNozz

Silver Baronet of the Realm
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What a shame: I like his prepitching stance despite how much it annoyed me when he was striking out Dodgers in the ‘18 Series. Me, and a couple buddies from work, were hoping Dodgers would pick him up last season. Looks like that would have been a mistake.
 

SDsurfer

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Yeah Kimbrel falling off a cliff is pretty nutty.
If I recall he’s not very tall and I don’t think he throws as hard anymore. He’s probably pretty flat in the zone and guys are sitting on his offspeed slider. He used to throw a 91 mph slider and 99 heater. It was very deceptive. I don’t know what he throws now but I’d say 92 heater and 86 slider. That doesn’t cut it at this level.
 

Sterling

El Presidente
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If I recall he’s not very tall and I don’t think he throws as hard anymore. He’s probably pretty flat in the zone and guys are sitting on his offspeed slider. He used to throw a 91 mph slider and 99 heater. It was very deceptive. I don’t know what he throws now but I’d say 92 heater and 86 slider. That doesn’t cut it at this level.
Right, but it's usually somewhat gradual. Stud > good > average > shitter. Going from stud directly to dogshit is kind of sudden was all i was saying.
 
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SDsurfer

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Yeah it happens when you lose too much on your fastball and your not a locator. I remember when the padres got him and every fastball he threw was flat and down the middle. Trevor Hoffman used to throw hard too but more then lost a lot of speed. He probably was better long term because his pitch looks exactly the same except his offspeed died down in the zone.

He needs to get his speed up if he is going to regain any sense of the past. If not then he’ll be coaching soon.
 

Sterling

El Presidente
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Yeah it happens when you lose too much on your fastball and your not a locator. I remember when the padres got him and every fastball he threw was flat and down the middle. Trevor Hoffman used to throw hard too but more then lost a lot of speed. He probably was better long term because his pitch looks exactly the same except his offspeed died down in the zone.

He needs to get his speed up if he is going to regain any sense of the past. If not then he’ll be coaching soon.
Yeah, he definitely hasn't adjusted to losing velocity the way Mo, or Hoffman did.
 

Blitz

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Man, Shohei Ohtani going for an MRI on his arm.

Fucking sucks - Dude has legitimate talent to be a #1 or 2 starter and an all-star bat. Might just be time to utilize him full-time in right field and first. They have Upton, Trout, Godwin, and Jo Adell (top 5 prospect). Crowded over there for sure.

My Aaron Judge pick for MVP looking solid so far.
 
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