Return to Baseball Leftovers

Williamson new Cub Closer???

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby mcqfesijiba » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:26 pm

Williamson's got a great arm, but the guy can't stay healthy. They're better off with Dempster...for now.
mcqfesijiba
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1214
(Past Year: -450)
Joined: 31 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Detroit, MI

Postby rlee » Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:45 am

I think I've read where Dempster is a FA this year and Williamson is under contract for next year. So this question may be better posed if Dempster signs elsewhere.

But for those of you who Dempster makes nervous with his walks, you probably don't remember when Williamson was closing for the Reds. Wow! Talk about nervous city, the way he let men on base :-o
rlee
rlee
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

Cafe Ranker
Posts: 1472
(Past Year: -3)
Joined: 23 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Cordova, TN

Postby gofish » Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:45 pm

I haven't watched much of him but yesterday I heard the Cubs TV guys saying Dempster uses a "back-up" slider that stays there as part of his pitch selection when he fooled a hitter with one down the pipe, as they recognize the spin and think it's gonna be down and away.... now I dunno but my thinking is the ole hanger over the middle of the plate is only keep guys off balance for so long. :-o
gofish
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 234
Joined: 3 Aug 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Previous

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests

cron