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Postby Guest » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:16 pm

Will he bounce back from last year's drop in stats and regain his old form? Will he be a top 20 pitcher?
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:55 pm

Actually, last year was his best year ever. And no, he won't be a top 20 pitcher.

For the last three years, his h/9 has been going up while his k/9 and bb/9 have stayed fairly stable. Last years high win total and reasonable era were more an aberration than a trend.

Not with a ten foot pole.
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Postby stomperrob » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:10 pm

Everyone keeps predicting his demise every year but he refuses to die. He'll probably have a respectable first half but may wear down the second half of the season (but then so do a lot of younger P's too).
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:25 pm

i think he might start a little slow this year because he is still building up his arm strength but i think he will be fine over the long haul. the cards are carrying 12 pitchers so as not to overwork the starters like they did last year.
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Postby NZF » Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:08 pm

j_d_mcnugent wrote:i think he might start a little slow this year because he is still building up his arm strength but i think he will be fine over the long haul. the cards are carrying 12 pitchers so as not to overwork the starters like they did last year.


The Cards will always overwork their starters.

I'll keep saying it. Williams has never been a great pitcher. He has totally excelled with the Cards but he has been worked into the ground by them and his arm is close to falling off. They have no choice but to nurse him now, but it won't help. Woody is close to done.

He should be avoided. 10 foot pole? I would think nearer 20 feet.
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