Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:42 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:01 AM
Never understood the Slowey hype. Go back to '05/'06, and people were talking about this guy like he was going to be an absolute horse for years. Impeccable control. Keeps the ball the down. Gets a ton of grounders.
Turns out that strikeout success in the minors does project fairly well to the majors, but pitch-to-contact is a whole different ballgame. How many Brad Radke clones has this organization drafted over the past 10 years? It's the one major failure of an organization that did a lot of things right over those years, and we're paying for it now.
Was drawing Maddux comparisons. Too many of us bought into that. I know I did.