John Sickels is reviewing his Crystal Ball predictions. Here's the John Danks entry:
Reality: 26 starts, 139 innings, 160 hits, 92 runs, 85 earned, 28 homers, 54 walks, 109 strikeouts, 6-13, 5.50.
Comparison: Normalized for 139 innings, the CB shows 141 hits, 28 homers, 89 walks, 133 strikeouts, 4-15. Basically I don't think this was a bad projection. His control was better than expected, but he was more hittable than expected as well.
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- mgl thinks C.C. and Carmona threw more strikes than they should against the BoSox.
- Japanese RHP Koji Uehara won't be a free-agent this winter. A hamstring injury in the beginning of the season kept him out and he fell just short of the service time needed to be eligible for free agency. BTW, here's a rundown of the Top 3 Japanese Free Agents, OF Kosuke Fukudome (stats), RHP Hiroki Kuroda (stats), and RHP Masahide Kobayashi (stats), from JapanBall's Bob Bavasi.
- Jim says if new bullpen coach Juan Nieves becomes a second pitching coach, he could be a big help to Coop and the team.
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