I hope he comes back to the Sox and that he's pitching for them this time next year, all scruffy, as he should be.Al Zarilla said:He looks more like the guy that pitched for North Carolina now than the guy that pitched for the Sox.
luckysox said:Miggy seems a bit amped...the stare down on the bunt play and then tossing his bat 20ft in the air on a walk? Weird.
Go Miller. I love this dude.
Ahh .. But it shows the batter had the pitch timed perfectly .. Just missed on locationAl Zarilla said:The phrase "he was right on that pitch" when a guy fouls one off straight back always makes me laugh. Sure, but he almost missed the ball entirely.
At the time of the trade I saw at least one newspaper write up that said the Sox believe they have a good chance of getting Miller back. Frankly, it came across as more likely that Miller comes back than Lester.DennyDoyle'sBoil said:
Had the same thought. Why's he seem so pissed off? Not his usual M.O.
Do we have any chance of getting Miller back?
8 hits and 4 walks since the trade (not counting tonight's walk).
Rough Carrigan said:Pitchers are beginning to develop later than they used to? I'm not saying I support the opposite thesis but what evidence is there for this one?
Nah .. I know what you mean .. I think players seem to think that the timing is far more important. Not being a player I can't really comment.Al Zarilla said:I know what it means, but it takes both. Maybe I'm too, what would you say, literal?
More off days though which helpsSemperFidelisSox said:At some point these O's starters are gonna have to pitch deeper into games. Asking 12 outs from your bullpen each game can be taxing in the postseason.
Well, yeah, Miller's a data point but only one. To validate that thesis you'd have to decide what is blossoming as a pitcher, getting to a 100 era+ or better in 100 innings? The standard is kind of arbitrary. And then you'd have to show at what age pitchers reached this standard in the past and now. There have always been guys like Miller who for whatever reason couldn't get in sync at first.Pearl Wilson said:
I was just thinking that Miller had to have been one of the last guys who was drafted with a ML contract. He was rushed as a starter and it may have delayed his development?
Maybe timing is more important, thus, pitchers mix up their pitches. But then, there are guys like Lackey that sometimes throw a dozen fastballs in a row.BCsMightyJoeYoung said:Nah .. I know what you mean .. I think players seem to think that the timing is far more important. Not being a player I can't really comment.
SemperFidelisSox said:At some point these O's starters are gonna have to pitch deeper into games. Asking 12 outs from your bullpen each game can be taxing in the postseason.
Well, they're going to need a closer pretty soon .. Maybe even next year .. Why not?Rough Carrigan said:Yup. Somebody's gonna give him closer money. If the Sox want him back they'll have to ante up.
In a lot of ways he reminds me of Jimy Williams .. Who certainly had an interesting combination of brilliance and complete idiocy all rolled into one.fineyoungarm said:Buck is in total agreement with you.
Unfortuntely, I think Buck scores pretty low on the idiocy scale. He agrees with me about that.BCsMightyJoeYoung said:In a lot of ways he reminds me of Jimy Williams .. Who certainly had an interesting combination of brilliance and complete idiocy all rolled into one.