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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #475: February 15, 2013, 04:56:33 PM »
Zimm says he's returning to his natural throwing motion:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/nationals-watch/2013/feb/15/shoulder-surgery-behind-him-ryan-zimmerman-ready-r/

Let's just hope that his natural throwing motion is not the one he used when I first saw him 2005. He was herky jerky even then.

This, to me, is one of the big questions of the spring.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #476: February 15, 2013, 04:58:46 PM »
Good. Not an issue now.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #477: February 15, 2013, 05:40:51 PM »
Good. Not an issue now.

Let's hope you're right. I need to see with my own eyes.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #478: February 15, 2013, 06:07:24 PM »
He's had throwing issues his whole career.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #479: February 15, 2013, 06:25:19 PM »
He's had throwing issues his whole career.

Indeed... but the injury should lead to a reduction in throwing errors simply because he won't have that mechanical element to his motion.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #480: February 15, 2013, 08:19:48 PM »
One of Zim's best games is now on MASN. Walkoff grand slam vs Filthies.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #481: February 15, 2013, 08:34:02 PM »
One of Zim's best games is now on MASN. Walkoff grand slam vs Filthies.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #482: February 15, 2013, 09:32:48 PM »
thanks as well.  Weren't there a couple of walk-offs that weekend?

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #483: February 16, 2013, 09:49:14 AM »
He's had throwing issues his whole career.

My point exactly but better said. The first time I saw him throw in 2005 I was freaked out by his unnatural throwing motion.  I was shocked that a major leaguer would get to that level without fixing it. He looked like some of the Little Leaguers I coached who were learning to throw for the first time.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #484: February 16, 2013, 10:34:00 AM »
My point exactly but better said. The first time I saw him throw in 2005 I was freaked out by his unnatural throwing motion.  I was shocked that a major leaguer would get to that level without fixing it. He looked like some of the Little Leaguers I coached who were learning to throw for the first time.

I'm not so sure of this. Zimmerman's problem are related to his footwork more than his funky arm angle. I believe that he'll always have some throwing issues (let's face it he doesn't have Scott Rolen's accuracy) but his range more than compensates.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #485: February 17, 2013, 12:17:09 PM »
I'm not so sure of this. Zimmerman's problem are related to his footwork more than his funky arm angle. I believe that he'll always have some throwing issues (let's face it he doesn't have Scott Rolen's accuracy) but his range more than compensates.

It was his arm angle for sure. And his footwork and follow through. Everything was ugly. Let's hope that's a distant memory.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #486: February 19, 2013, 08:49:56 PM »
He's got as many throwing motions as Cal did hitting stances.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #487: February 20, 2013, 01:47:17 AM »
Ryan Zimmerman is the freakin man

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #488: February 20, 2013, 08:16:17 AM »
I've never seen his "throwing motion" much of a problem to begin with.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #489: March 08, 2013, 01:10:30 PM »
Has he played a game at third base yet? Or just DH?

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #490: March 08, 2013, 01:24:26 PM »
Has he played a game at third base yet? Or just DH?
Just DHing, but the power is there. Kilgore said he put one over the batters eye in BP.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #491: March 08, 2013, 02:41:17 PM »
And why is he not playing in the field?

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #492: March 08, 2013, 02:43:04 PM »
And why is he not playing in the field?

They (Riz and Zim) implied that it's a long spring training and they want to get him at bats first.    I guess working him in slowly.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #493: March 08, 2013, 02:55:54 PM »
he's still apparently rehabbing his shoulder even though he said he was coming to camp at 100%.  Hopefully we see him at 3rd before long.

I guess if he's not ready to start the season, we do have another guy waiting in the wings who could be a decent fill-in.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #494: March 08, 2013, 03:04:22 PM »
Working him in slowly would be fine, but not working him in at all worries me. I could see him playing a game here and there with plenty of rest between, slowly coming up to speed.  But not playing at all means that when he does start playing he has to come up to speed faster, and that means higher injury risk.  I'm quite sure they all know this and he would be playing if he could. That's what worries me.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #495: March 08, 2013, 03:06:08 PM »
He's still building strength for throwing across the diamond. He's throwing across now and they'll probably get him in there sooner or later. There's still most of a month of games and Zim doesn't need that many ABs.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #496: March 08, 2013, 03:28:29 PM »
Didn't they say this is how they were going to do this?  I think he said as long as he gets 50 at bats he'll be fine.  I don't think he'll need much time to get ready in the field, ten days maybe, it's at the plate he'll need to get the timing down.  Seems like a molehill situation, to me.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #497: March 08, 2013, 04:49:04 PM »
And why is he not playing in the field?
As far as I know, he's happily married.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #498: March 08, 2013, 04:51:32 PM »
As far as I know, he's happily married.

Must be Friday  ...   ;)

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #499: March 08, 2013, 07:00:11 PM »
As far as I know, he's happily married.

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