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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

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#2 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

Perfect timing to post this, right after giving up the grand slam. Not impressed.

#3 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

I would have tabled this one... gonna be a lot of unhappy campers commenting below.

#4 TheLeviathan

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

Fair or not....he's the guy who gives up big home runs in my eyes. That's all I can see him as, stats or not.

#5 h2oface

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

NOT so ready, it would seem after today.

#6 DedunoTheMuffinMan?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

He blew it!

#7 Kwak

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

Perhaps his role is: somewhere else?

#8 stringer bell

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

Robertson needs to get more than half of the key batters out to keep a job. Nice job against Prince, not so much against Davis.

#9 The Wise One

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

A lot of people would appear to be quick to pull a trigger. Yep Robertson gave up a homer to a lefty. Deal with and move on. Last year he was good against the lefties. Since it was the 8th, why wasn't Burton in there?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

Burton was not available.

Why Perkins was not in there is the better question...

I believe that Robertson will be ok, but the timing of this post is very unfortunate...
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

The older I get, the more convinced I become that timing is the key to life. Chalk up another small but significant piece of evidence. :P

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

If his role is to give up grand slams to lefties he is more than ready.
Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

#13 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

I wasn't thrilled to have him on the team and I still am not.

#14 mako83

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

When is swarzie getting back. At least Chris Davis is on all my fantasy teams

#15 stringer bell

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

thrylos pointed this out in ST--Robertson seems to have lost some velo. 86 mph from a reliever is certainly below average especially for a big guy like him. Didn't he throw in the low 90s?

#16 Jim Crikket

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

I dunno. Looked at a replay in the bar earlier and it didn't look like a terrible pitch. Sometimes a good hitter wins the battle. Get 'em tomorrow.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

thrylos pointed this out in ST--Robertson seems to have lost some velo. 86 mph from a reliever is certainly below average especially for a big guy like him. Didn't he throw in the low 90s?


Fangraph's says his FB was at 88-89 last year.

#18 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:04 PM

I had written this early this morning. Had the quotes all set up and ready to print. Went to lunch. Then went to the ballpark. Got the picture ready to add, then went down to the field to watch early groundballs, to watch infield, batting practice and a couple of bullpens. Talked to some people. Went upstairs and was about to hit post when the Cedar Rapids Gazette reporter there told me that someone had given up a grand slam and now the Twins were down by four. I asked who, partially knowing who he would say. Yup, I was right.

But, the article was written and ready to go. I just updated the end a little bit, and it's all still true. He'll be fine.

When Jim Crikket and I just went out to grab some food after tonight's Cedar Rapids game, I saw the pitch, and it was a fastball just off the outside corner. Chris Davis just happens to be the hottest hitter in baseball through four games. No worries.

#19 fairweather

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:33 AM

LOL! Anyway he shouldn't have made the team.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

Imagine how good Tyler Robertson would be if he just had good posture. His stride would lengthen by over a foot, and his fastball would speed up by 4 mph. Right now, his tail bone is tucked under. This does several bad things. It eliminates his ability to rotate his hips to get much more power from his stride, it decreases his lung capacity, it disallows him from separating his drive leg from his torso. The result: he's an arm thrower with severely reduced leg drive, limited to one inning against lefties.

Learn better posture, Tyler Robertson. Pee straight down.

#21 h2oface

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:57 PM

He'll be fine.


Bold stance. I don't know that he has ever been "fine" yet, and now his fastball velocity is down to 85-86. Time will tell..........

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:01 PM

I guess not. According to 1500 espn website, he has been optioned to Rochester, with a corresponding roster move to be made on Sunday.

#23 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

I guess not. According to 1500 espn website, he has been optioned to Rochester, with a corresponding roster move to be made on Sunday.

he'll be fine :roll:

#24 jokin

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

[h=1]Robertson is Ready for his Role[/h]


as a AAA reliever...

#25 ashburyjohn

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

I suppose it says something for the integrity of this website that this particular article hasn't mysteriously vanished.

#26 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

To be fair, reading the article, I think the title refers more to the fact that Robertson is happy and accepts his role on the team than it does a prediction of success.

Also, I think his being sent down is more in response to Swarzak being ready than a commentary on his performance. That's not saying I think belongs on the MLB roster; but I don't see this move as a knee-jerk reaction to one homer and one game.