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Offline rbw5t

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #75: July 22, 2015, 11:58:48 AM »
If he pitches 24 more innings this year, he will not be eligible for ROTY.

Ooh, good to know.  We should be good for using him for 3 more starts while we get everyone healthy, and then he can still be a rookie next year when he should be in the rotation full time.  I'd love to see him as 2016 ROY.

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« Reply #76: September 02, 2015, 12:07:11 AM »
Ross doesn't use rosin.  He's going to have a tough time pitching in Washington in July and August.

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« Reply #77: September 02, 2015, 12:07:56 AM »
Ross doesn't use rosin.  He's going to have a tough time pitching in Washington in July and August.

Was thinking the same thing.

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« Reply #78: September 02, 2015, 01:20:26 AM »
Shut him down please.

And hats off, Joe. What a season.

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« Reply #79: September 02, 2015, 02:03:45 AM »
Shut him down please.

And hats off, Joe. What a season.

yes and yes. I love Joe

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #80: September 02, 2015, 04:22:12 AM »
But if this year is an example, Ross didn't have trouble pitching in July/August in DC

Ross doesn't use rosin.  He's going to have a tough time pitching in Washington in July and August.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #81: September 02, 2015, 10:15:44 AM »
Is there a reason why a pitcher would choose not to use resin?

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« Reply #82: September 02, 2015, 10:22:47 AM »
Is there a reason why a pitcher would choose not to use resin?

Several. Mainly because you don't like it

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« Reply #83: September 02, 2015, 10:41:12 AM »
Several. Mainly because you don't like it
Not good enough. If his poor performance was due to inability to get a grip because of the humidity, and if resin would have helped then he needs to use the resin whether he likes it or not.  Unless for some reason the resin has a more negative affect on his performance than the inability to grip.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #84: September 02, 2015, 10:42:28 AM »
Not good enough. If his poor performance was due to inability to get a grip because of the humidity, and if resin would have helped then he needs to use the resin whether he likes it or not.  Unless for some reason the resin has a more negative affect on his performance than the inability to grip.

Maybe he doesn't like it because it doesn't work for him?   :shrug:

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« Reply #85: September 02, 2015, 10:44:52 AM »
I've always got the impression that pitching at the MLB level is a game of millimeters. Rosin would completely change how and when the ball left your hand and if you have never used it, it would likely be far worse than pitching in humid conditions (which every pitcher does, whether they use rosin or not).

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« Reply #86: September 02, 2015, 10:53:31 AM »
Maybe he doesn't like it because it doesn't work for him?   :shrug:
That's fine, I just wanted a reason more specific than "doesn't like it".
I've always got the impression that pitching at the MLB level is a game of millimeters. Rosin would completely change how and when the ball left your hand and if you have never used it, it would likely be far worse than pitching in humid conditions (which every pitcher does, whether they use rosin or not).

That makes sense too.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #87: September 02, 2015, 01:49:53 PM »
Shut him down please.

And hats off, Joe. What a season.

Agreed. Looking forward to next year. Don't burn him out and we need a real good hard look at Roark for the rest of this year, I don't want no more experiments in April. Thank you Rizzo for stealing him and Turner away from the Pads.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #88: September 03, 2015, 09:32:07 AM »
I've always got the impression that pitching at the MLB level is a game of millimeters. Rosin would completely change how and when the ball left your hand and if you have never used it, it would likely be far worse than pitching in humid conditions (which every pitcher does, whether they use rosin or not).

This. Rosin, for some, helps give a spin, but it could do the exact opposite and not allow the pitcher to get the spin he's looking for. He could put a sweatband by his glove and keep dry.

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« Reply #89: September 03, 2015, 09:42:08 AM »
Not good enough. If his poor performance was due to inability to get a grip because of the humidity, and if resin would have helped then he needs to use the resin whether he likes it or not.  Unless for some reason the resin has a more negative affect on his performance than the inability to grip.

Maybe he doesn't like the feeling. Maybe he doesn't know how to use it effectively. Maybe he's never used it before and is unsure of when/how to use it. Maybe it doesn't work well with his pitches.

Anyway, I think the next start is his last start. Strasburg is being skipped with Roark taking Strasburg's spot. Strasburg can then slide up in to Ross' spot and Ross can be placed on the 60 day DL for TJS recovery.

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« Reply #90: September 03, 2015, 10:43:21 AM »
I had a dream last night that Joe Ross was taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning, but I was in a bar and people kept bothering me with stupid crap that made it hard to watch the game.

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« Reply #91: September 03, 2015, 10:55:17 AM »
I had a dream last night that Joe Ross was taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning, but I was in a bar and people kept bothering me with stupid crap that made it hard to watch the game.

OT   Not sure the why of it but every time I see "Joe Ross", I think of Joan Baez "Joe Hill".

"I dreamed, I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you and me"

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« Reply #92: September 03, 2015, 11:05:09 AM »
OT   Not sure the why of it but every time I see "Joe Ross", I think of Joan Baez "Joe Hill".

"I dreamed, I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you and me"
Also OT, but Joe Ross is a cool name. He should sell a Joe Ross Hot Sauce. Catchy!

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #93: September 03, 2015, 01:23:21 PM »
Did Joe Ross have TJ surgery ?

Anyway, I think the next start is his last start. Strasburg is being skipped with Roark taking Strasburg's spot. Strasburg can then slide up in to Ross' spot and Ross can be placed on the 60 day DL for TJS recovery.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #94: September 03, 2015, 01:53:54 PM »
Move Ross to the pen for the rest of the year. His arm for short spurts would play well.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #95: September 03, 2015, 01:55:54 PM »
Did Joe Ross have TJ surgery ?


No, they're just careful with adding innings to young pitchers. They do it gradually year over year.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #96: September 03, 2015, 02:34:58 PM »
OT, I saw Joe Ross pitch in 2010 in a high school tournament in San Diego when my son's team went out there. He was a stud even then, the best pitcher on Bishop O'Dowd HS from Oakland. (My son actually faced him and grounded out to SS.)

And even more OT, I saw Harper when he was 11 win a HR hitting contents in a tournament at Cooperstown. I later saw him (and knew who he was by then) when he was 15 at a tournament in Atlanta. My son never played against Harper though.

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Re: The Joe Ross Appreciation Thread
« Reply #97: September 08, 2015, 06:32:10 PM »
To the bullpen...

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« Reply #98: September 08, 2015, 06:51:36 PM »
I called for this move about three weeks ago. Too little, too late.

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« Reply #99: September 08, 2015, 06:57:43 PM »
They're not moving him for performance. It's to conserve innings.