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Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:37 pm
by kingmike74
After Jack Morris commented on Verlanders follow through and the possibility of a shoulder issue, it has me thinking.

Verlander...unload now?

Verlander...is fine?

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:45 pm
by Dan Lambskin
i dont think he is, but you never know. in a lot of his games, it's not like he's getting consistently shelled...he'll go 5 or 6 innings and only let up a 2 runs or less, then after 100 pitches he gets rocked and his final line looks like garbage.

i think it's a mental/conditioning issue at this point, but if an injury did pop up i wouldnt be completely surprised

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:40 pm
by The Bronx Zoo
I'd trade him after his next good to very good start... He's been horrible. Make him someone else's problem. :-P

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:39 pm
by hybrid
I've never been to found of his delivery, so I think it's enitrely possibly something could be wrong. Though the games I've seen he looks fine for innings at a time and then just loses it. Which makes me think he isn't hurt, but just gets out of whack with his delivery thus his location gets off track.

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:52 pm
by pangbones
I think he's fine too. Everytime I've watched him, I've seen 5 of his starts, he's looked great for the most part. Most of the damage has come late in the games. Maybe his mechanics are off a bit, but I don't think there's anything wrong with him.

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:54 pm
by hot4tx
Thog think if you get good value you unload Verlander. If no one in league want to pay good value for take risk Thog think you keep Verlander.

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:46 pm
by slomo007
Alright, I started him and have watched the game starting in the 5th inning. So far I've noticed that he hasn't broken 94 mph on his fastball and he has worse control than I've seen in years past. Something is very obviously wrong with him. Dead arm? Bum elbow? Bum shoulder? Who knows.....all I know is that I'm officially nervous about him. Someone with the talent that he has should not be pitching like this. He's one of the most talented pitchers I've ever seen in my lifetime. What happened to those 98-100 mph fastballs he was throwing just 8 months ago?

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:51 pm
by Philliebuster
His next start is vs. KC...Hochevar. I'll give him 1 more shot.

I traded McLouth for Verlander 2 weeks ago, thought I raped the other guy. Who knew I may be the goat. As the previous poster stated, the control is very off, and the fastball is not as rapid as once was.

Re: Who think Verlander is hurt?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:53 pm
by slomo007
Philliebuster wrote:His next start is vs. KC...Hochevar. I'll give him 1 more shot.

I traded McLouth for Verlander 2 weeks ago, thought I raped the other guy. Who knew I may be the goat. As the previous poster stated, the control is very off, and the fastball is not as rapid as once was.



Through 99 pitches, 58 strikes and 41 balls. That's not exactly encouraging. :-o