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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #75: June 25, 2017, 04:35:17 PM »
Shower accident...
maybe Papelbon can come back and show him that grip.  The other one.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #76: June 25, 2017, 10:11:42 PM »
Tanner is making me sad...

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #77: June 26, 2017, 09:27:48 AM »
Worst part of this is it sounds like he has no clue on what's wrong.

The all-knowing guru FP says he's trying to throw too hard. Should drop attempts to throw 97 (news to me he could ever throw with that velocity) and dial it back to 90-92. Per FP, movement on ball declines with increased velocity (whatever it is). 

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #78: June 26, 2017, 02:20:21 PM »
Roark is a creature of habit. We've seen that when that habit, that rhythm/routine gets broken, he struggles. See 2015, when he got asked to pitch out of the pen, and was jockeyed back and forth between starter and reliever. This year he had to pitch in the WBC so he didn't get that normal Spring Training that he needed and its showing.

I'd consider shutting him down for 2-3 weeks and "rebooting" him so to speak. We're so far in our division and honestly AAA guys can probably give us the same type of performance anyway in the short term.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #79: June 26, 2017, 03:58:23 PM »
Roark is a creature of habit. We've seen that when that habit, that rhythm/routine gets broken, he struggles. See 2015, when he got asked to pitch out of the pen, and was jockeyed back and forth between starter and reliever. This year he had to pitch in the WBC so he didn't get that normal Spring Training that he needed and its showing.

I'd consider shutting him down for 2-3 weeks and "rebooting" him so to speak. We're so far in our division and honestly AAA guys can probably give us the same type of performance anyway in the short term.

At this point, Guthrie wouldn't be much of a downgrade...

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #80: June 26, 2017, 06:50:09 PM »
Line him up to have some extra days off around the ASB and reset. Tanner has had to figure it out before. He almost didn't make the majors at all till he forced himself to figure it out. He will do it again.

Heck, just go find out what Dusty said to MAT about gettin it together, and say it to Tanner.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #81: June 26, 2017, 08:15:41 PM »
knowing this club, he'll be re-signed as the new closer...because they won't be able to get anyone else.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #82: June 27, 2017, 08:44:47 AM »
Heck, just go find out what Dusty said to MAT about gettin it together, and say it to Tanner.

I don't know if Dusty's magic works on pitchers.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #83: June 30, 2017, 09:42:57 PM »
Roark needs to go to Syracuse. He's useless up here. Turner can keep him company on the plane flight.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #84: June 30, 2017, 09:54:42 PM »
Extend?  No

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #85: June 30, 2017, 10:00:54 PM »
Roark needs to go to Syracuse. He's useless up here. Turner can keep him company on the plane flight.

With parachutes?


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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #86: June 30, 2017, 11:21:33 PM »
7 years, 210 million

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #87: July 01, 2017, 01:53:13 AM »
ACE

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #88: July 01, 2017, 02:06:04 AM »
I bought a Roark shirsey one week before the season, I can't help but feel this is my fault.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #89: July 01, 2017, 07:25:36 AM »
I bought a Roark shirsey one week before the season, I can't help but feel this is my fault.
Was it a Team USA shirsey?  That was a short-sighted decision by Tanner.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #90: July 01, 2017, 09:12:01 AM »
I bought a Roark shirsey one week before the season, I can't help but feel this is my fault.

I think the problem here is "shirsey," not "Roark."  I mean, a shirsey is ok when paired with the right panties, but for some reason I don't think that's the look you were going for.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #91: July 01, 2017, 09:34:34 AM »
I will not attend another game where Roark is scheduled to pitch until he fixes himself. I am channeling BiL and becoming part of the resistance with at least a modicum of potential success. :rofl:

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #92: July 01, 2017, 09:40:58 AM »
What a bunch of front runners. The guy pitches great for several years and goes to the pen without complaints when he should not have been the guy to do that. Now he has a couple bad months and y'all want to throw him under the bus. Another in a long line of Nats for whom you have done that: Strasburg, Rendon, Harper, Zimmerman, etc.

I think he will right himself after the all star break. They should sit him down his next start.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #93: July 01, 2017, 10:07:40 AM »
Extend him an invitation to Syracuse.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #94: July 01, 2017, 10:13:30 AM »
Was it a Team USA shirsey?  That was a short-sighted decision by Tanner.

I don't buy the WBC rationale. He's throwing harder than ever, arm is fine. Are you saying the WBC somehow got into his head?

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #95: July 01, 2017, 10:38:02 AM »
I don't buy the WBC rationale. He's throwing harder than ever, arm is fine. Are you saying the WBC somehow got into his head?
I think this is actually part of the problem.  When they tried Roark as a reliever, he threw harder.  His fastball also didn't move nearly as much as when he was sitting lower in the 90s.  That looks to be the case now as well - lots of guys squaring it up rather than pounding it into the ground, and even when they're hitting it on the ground, they're hitting it hard. 

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #96: July 01, 2017, 11:44:05 AM »
I will not attend another game where Roark is scheduled to pitch until he fixes himself. I am channeling BiL and becoming part of the resistance with at least a modicum of potential success. :rofl:

The object of The Resistance's scorn has to be repulsive and Tanner is just way too much of a decent dude, it seems. A resistance against that douchebag Papelbon would have worked better.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #97: July 01, 2017, 01:42:28 PM »
I think the problem here is "shirsey," not "Roark."  I mean, a shirsey is ok when paired with the right panties, but for some reason I don't think that's the look you were going for.

:hysterical:

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #98: July 01, 2017, 08:08:43 PM »
I know this is crazy, but I just saw a tweet saying EJax has pitched 9.1 innings of scoreless ball in Syracuse. If Roark still has options (I think he has one left?), then I wouldn't be surprised to see him sent down and replaced with EJax.

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Re: Tanner Roark (2017) - Extend?
« Reply #99: July 01, 2017, 09:03:37 PM »
I know this is crazy, but I just saw a tweet saying EJax has pitched 9.1 innings of scoreless ball in Syracuse. If Roark still has options (I think he has one left?), then I wouldn't be surprised to see him sent down and replaced with EJax.

We know what Edwin is. Its not pretty.