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NFT: Chris Sale to IL Elbow Inflammation

Mr. Nickels : 8/17/2019 6:08 pm
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Those poor Sox  
adamg : 8/17/2019 6:11 pm : link
If only they could stay as healthy as the Yanks...
Nice  
dep026 : 8/17/2019 6:28 pm : link
He was suppose to against Phillies this week.
I hate injuries  
RasputinPrime : 8/17/2019 6:35 pm : link
but especially to the game's best players. Sure it hurts the Sox the most but all of baseball loses too.
RE: Those poor Sox  
Bill L : 8/17/2019 6:39 pm : link
In comment 14534348 adamg said:
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If only they could stay as healthy as the Yanks...

I donít think you need to take too much joy in someone being hurt. The Sox were not going anywhere this year regardless. And quite frankly, Sale was a big part of the reason why.
David Robertson  
mitch300 : 8/17/2019 6:54 pm : link
Had Tj surgery Thursday.probably miss 2020.
RE: David Robertson  
section125 : 8/17/2019 7:12 pm : link
In comment 14534388 mitch300 said:
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Had Tj surgery Thursday.probably miss 2020.


That's a bummer. Feel bad for DRob. Guess Cash made the right choice Britton over Robertson

Sale - not so much... hope it is not serious, but he has been fighting something since last summer.
RE: RE: David Robertson  
robbieballs2003 : 8/17/2019 8:55 pm : link
In comment 14534395 section125 said:
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In comment 14534388 mitch300 said:


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Had Tj surgery Thursday.probably miss 2020.



That's a bummer. Feel bad for DRob. Guess Cash made the right choice Britton over Robertson

Sale - not so much... hope it is not serious, but he has been fighting something since last summer.


Isn't this at least 3 years in a row that he is being put on the IL in either August or September?
Something hasnít been right with Sale all year  
mfsd : 8/17/2019 9:21 pm : link
Heís still good enough that heís pitched well at times, but nowhere near his usual level.

For a lot of guys, I think thereís definitely a correlation between pitching a ton of innings through the playoffs and arm troubles the following season.
Perhaps theyíll just shut him down for the year  
The_Boss : 8/17/2019 10:21 pm : link
I mean, is there any benefit to him logging more innings in their current position?
RE: RE: David Robertson  
Deejboy : 8/18/2019 11:02 am : link
In comment 14534395 section125 said:
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In comment 14534388 mitch300 said:


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Had Tj surgery Thursday.probably miss 2020.



That's a bummer. Feel bad for DRob. Guess Cash made the right choice Britton over Robertson

Sale - not so much... hope it is not serious, but he has been fighting something since last summer.

Mike Axisa died on that hill with Robertson. He didn't want Britton and wanted that deal to go to Robertson.
RE: RE: RE: David Robertson  
section125 : 8/18/2019 11:07 am : link
In comment 14534746 Deejboy said:
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In comment 14534388 mitch300 said:


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Had Tj surgery Thursday.probably miss 2020.



That's a bummer. Feel bad for DRob. Guess Cash made the right choice Britton over Robertson

Sale - not so much... hope it is not serious, but he has been fighting something since last summer.


Mike Axisa died on that hill with Robertson. He didn't want Britton and wanted that deal to go to Robertson.


Love Mike Axisa and I was thinking of him as the season went on and then when this happened. Loved DRob, but although Zack maybe has not been the lights out guy we hoped for(he's pretty close if a touch shaky), he was the better option looking forward.
RE: Something hasnít been right with Sale all year  
Deejboy : 8/18/2019 11:24 am : link
In comment 14534493 mfsd said:
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Heís still good enough that heís pitched well at times, but nowhere near his usual level.

For a lot of guys, I think thereís definitely a correlation between pitching a ton of innings through the playoffs and arm troubles the following season.

Sale hasn't been Sale since the first part of 2018. This is the first year where he now has a higher percentage of sliders thrown than fastballs. He is obviously trying to make up for losing some velocity. His K/9 is still one of the best and excellent but he is having to throw a lot more sliders to get Ks. Before it was fastball setting up the slider. Now it is the slider early in the count and late in the count. That takes a toll on an already sketchy arm.

This is why the Yankees didn't want to give Corbin a 6 year deal since he throws the second most sliders in baseball to Kershaw. And why they will give Cole a huge deal cause he is still 50% fastballs. It's a myth the Yankees prefer pitchers to throw offspeed pitches. They only believe that when the pitcher has a mediocre fastball and velocity like Sonny Gray.
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