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BrutusBuck11 wrote: Saw an article everything about him this off season looks to be what he was a few years ago, his velocity is back up, His Slider has its hard break, and he's even added a 12-6 curve and splitter that he throws for strikes, he's also in better shape that he lost 20 pounds and his body fat is under 10% and he's confident in the way he said in this article he has the tools to be the best pitcher in baseball after the hardwork he's put inI hate to say it but theres a chance he got on the roids Bartolo Colon but hey if it gives us one great year then i wont complain, but you dont see pitchers go from mid 80s to mid 90s 2 years apart after the age of 25
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Kazmir's explanation from a NY Post article. I think he went back to square one and learned his craft. "WHAT happened to Scott Kazmir?
Kazmir’s big problem came about because of a small problem. He believes the issue started in spring training of 2008 when he pulled his triceps, then pulled his groin while rehabbing.
Despite the groin injury, he wanted to pitch, so he didn’t shut himself down. He made his first start of the season on May 4.
By pitching through the groin injury, Kazmir says he got away from using his legs and instead used only his arms. Once his groin improved and he eventually began to use his legs again.
“It’s almost like I lost the feel for it,” he says.
“Then you start searching for stuff,” he says. “And next thing you know, you start thinking about stuff that might be the problem that’s not the problem. And then you go from one thing to another thing and then it’s just a snowball effect. That’s what I feel like what happened.
“And it came to the point [the last few years] where I was completely lost out there.”
Why couldn’t he get back to what he was before the injuries?
Despite his success, Kazmir had no idea how he had done it. He had no blueprint for his effectiveness.
“I didn’t know how I did it. I just did it,” he says. “I didn’t know how I threw hard or anything like that. I just did it and I was successful with it.”"
Posted: 2/18/2013 3:38 PM
BrutusBuck11 wrote: realistic Carassco shouldn't be up here till june-july without rushing him back, he needs a good amount of time in extended ST-AAA just to see where his arm is, Rushing him back in may would be a dumb move------------------------------------------------ tribefan40 wrote:I'd be fine with putting Kazmir, Kluber, or Dice-K up in the bigs for the month of April. (whoever does best in ST) After that, I want Carrasco coming up after some rest in April, so he can pitch for us the rest of the season, withouto an innings limit, since he is surely the best option for the #5 slot.---------------------------------------------
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jameseboy wrote: if either Kaz or DiceK is back to form this will be one hell of a year
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wremy wrote: agreed....if 1 pans out it will be tremendousjameseboy wrote: if either Kaz or DiceK is back to form this will be one hell of a year
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macphisto wrote: wremy wrote: agreed....if 1 pans out it will be tremendousjameseboy wrote: if either Kaz or DiceK is back to form this will be one hell of a yearI think our starting rotation will be in great shape if one pans out. I like the potential for Masterson to be significantly better. I don't have high hopes for Ubaldo, but Masterson + Myers (a reliable, though not spectacular starter) + Dice-k/Kazmir + McAllister + Carrasco + Bauer = A fairly strong rotation. Not the best, but it's about getting through 6-7 innings to the 'pen. And I believe we'll see much better run support this year and much better defensive support.