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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Close to signing LHP Jonathan Sanchez
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:04 pm 
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J_C_Steel wrote:
Barrys Dopers wrote:
I honestly don't think he even makes the team. His velocity is down to 89 and he never had control to make that work.


Jon Heyman suggested that the dip in velocity was due to injury, and he reported that Sanchez is healthy and working on his mechanics. If he's back to 90+ mph with the fastball and he can return to 2009-2011 form, he could be a useful lefty long man in the 'pen and spot starter.

That's too many "ifs" for someone to consider the acquisition of Sanchez as an indicator of how NH feels about Locke and McFear.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Close to signing LHP Jonathan Sanchez
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:24 pm 
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J_C_Steel wrote:
Barrys Dopers wrote:
I honestly don't think he even makes the team. His velocity is down to 89 and he never had control to make that work.


Jon Heyman suggested that the dip in velocity was due to injury, and he reported that Sanchez is healthy and working on his mechanics. If he's back to 90+ mph with the fastball and he can return to 2009-2011 form, he could be a useful lefty long man in the 'pen and spot starter.


Sloppy reporting by Heyman. His velocity dropped in 2010, further in 2011, and further in 2012. Looks like decline for a small 30 year old pitcher, not just an incidence of inflammation.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Close to signing LHP Jonathan Sanchez
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:29 pm 
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He just needs some treatment at an aging clinic.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Close to signing LHP Jonathan Sanchez
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:35 pm 
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low risk high reward no big deal if he dont make the team. From the sounds of things fransico will not be ready by opening day and might miss most of April so Mchperson will be able to get a few starts until he is ready.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Close to signing LHP Jonathan Sanchez
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Sanchez reminds me of Oliver Perez.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Close to signing LHP Jonathan Sanchez
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:04 pm 
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Jack Round Tripper wrote:
Sanchez reminds me of Oliver Perez.


Apt comparison.

Can't decide if that is 'funny' or 'sad'.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Close to signing LHP Jonathan Sanchez
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:22 am 
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Ralphie wrote:
He just needs some treatment at an aging clinic.

This is when I wish our board had those "kudo" points ... laughed out loud at this one, Ralphie.

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