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 Post subject: Re: May 8, 2013 Mariners (15-19) at Pirates (18-14)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: May 8, 2013 Mariners (15-19) at Pirates (18-14)
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Obviously Hernandez is an elite pitcher but I would be real nervous if I had just signed him to a 175 mil contract or whatever it was.

His average fastball has declined from 96 to 91 (using round numbers) over the last several years. I could easily see them living to regret that deal.


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 Post subject: Re: May 8, 2013 Mariners (15-19) at Pirates (18-14)
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:10 am 
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Ralphie wrote:
Obviously Hernandez is an elite pitcher but I would be real nervous if I had just signed him to a 175 mil contract or whatever it was.

His average fastball has declined from 96 to 91 (using round numbers) over the last several years. I could easily see them living to regret that deal.

Just read an article in ESPN Magazine that said he is 27 but has logged the workload of a 32 year old pitcher. He has backed off his fastball and is learning how to pitch now, such as hitting more corners and using other pitches more effectively. But yea, I agree...that contract may not be kind to them in the back end of it.


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