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Park: Newly "dialed in" Thorpe Ready to Compete in 2021

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 06:33 PM

Do-hyoung Park penned an absolutely fantastic article on Lewis Thorpe. 

 

https://www.mlb.com/...ically-mentally

 

Check out the article, but Thorpe appears to have spent his offseason altering a lot of his lifestyle, habits, etc., He's bigger, stronger, more engaged and more. 

 

If so, he's exciting. His fastball was faster in his first spring opportunity to face batters the other day and he's feeling good. 

 

 

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#2 tarheeltwinsfan

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 07:31 PM

I agree with Seth - That really was a well written article by Mr. Park.


#3 DocBauer

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:00 PM

Very nice!

I'm excited!
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#4 Dman

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:20 PM

Wow that is a very encouraging article.Makes me wonder if he makes the final 26 as part of the bullpen or if they keep him stretched out in AAA in case of injury.He is about the only left hander we have that has the potential to be a decent starter so I am guessing AAA.I sure hope his gains are for real we are going to need him either this year or next for sure.

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:04 PM

Pleasant surprises are not unprecedented, despite the dreary mood cast by the Lewis setback. This could be a very nice one!

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#6 Channing1964

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:57 PM

I am so rooting for him....he may be the lefty we need, whether its in the rotation or in the bullpen.
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#7 Doctor Gast

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 07:25 AM

I imagine that they'll sit down with Thorpe and show their encouragement and send him down to AAA to keep him sharp and bring him up when needed.
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#8 terrydactyls1947

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 09:16 AM

This could turn out to be much better than spending millions in free agency on a "maybe he can help us" lefty.
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Posted 27 February 2021 - 03:05 PM

It would be fun to have an Aussi with some personality in the duggout. :)