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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    They're different kinds of pitchers. But he reminds me of Scot Shields in his prime. You don't need to worry about the 8th inning when team is in lead.

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Fan in Boston View Post
    His season last year was off the charts, even for an elite reliever. It's very early still, but I'd think it would be highly unusual if he puts up those kinds of numbers again
    Whether he duplicates last year's numbers or not, my point is that another great year from him elevates him into elite reliever status.

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    One thing I've noticed is that with his long stride when he finishes his pitch, his left leg is hyper extended. Wonder what kind of stress that puts on it and whether it may be a risk factor down the road ?
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    One thing I've noticed is that with his long stride when he finishes his pitch, his left leg is hyper extended. Wonder what kind of stress that puts on it and whether it may be a risk factor down the road ?
    He used to be a gymnast. Hopefully he keeps up with the athleticism, like Mo has.

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    He used to be a gymnast. Hopefully he keeps up with the athleticism, like Mo has.
    I was just going to say that he may even be double-jointed. I hyper-entend my arm at the elbow leaning on the desk sometimes and it looks like it's broken. Scares the crap out of people.

    There will never be another Mariano Rivera, but it makes it a tad easier to think about Mo hanging it up one day knowing this guy is next in line.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

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    he strikes out so many guys because they can't even put the ball into play. so sick

    seems like he's now challenging guys more directly and throwing more strikes. as long as they can't make contact, it works fine.
    always reasonable

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    If he can eliminate the walks we'll change his name from Houdini to Routiney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awy View Post
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    he strikes out so many guys because they can't even put the ball into play. so sick

    seems like he's now challenging guys more directly and throwing more strikes. as long as they can't make contact, it works fine.
    He's not throwing as many curves at all.

    He has added MO's cutter and 2-seam.

    Pitching like him in terms of both mechanics and method.

    THe guy has worked hard to be more like MO and it has worked.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JfromJersey View Post
    If he can eliminate the walks we'll change his name from Houdini to Routiney.
    Props, lol.
    You know they are not real pies, right?

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    David Robertson's career thus far:
    2007-2008: Dominates the minors.
    2008: Adjusts to majors
    2009-2010: Adjusts a little more.
    2011-present: Dominates the majors.

    I like the kid. He can stay. One of my favorite players on the team.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Time to shine...

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    I don't envy you today, Mr. Robertson. You've got some big shoes to fill.
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    If I had to trust anyone to do this, it would be D-Rob.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Sorry Mr. Haren, maybe we'll just buy you with money.

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees13 View Post
    If I had to trust anyone to do this, it would be D-Rob.
    I agree. If there is anyone in that bullpen that's going stand up and say "We've got some work to do. Help or get the @#$% out of my way," it's D-rob.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    the fist of god



    if he can further refine the command and stay efficient i can see him going 2 innings regularly in the postseason.

    in that case...boom
    always reasonable

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    K-rob.
    40 pitchers, ever, have an ERA+ of 130 or higher for their career. 15 have 140 or higher. 3 guys have 150 or higher - one is right at 150, the second place guy is at 154, and Mariano Rivera is at 205.

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    I think he emphatically said..."I got this" last night
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Am I the only one who would rather not Robertson as the closer? I think he's best suited to fireman role and should stay there.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

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    Am I the only one who would rather not Robertson as the closer? I think he's best suited to fireman role and should stay there.
    100%. i think the idea of fixed roles has to evolve from what you have, not just have the pre-existing name tags and then figure out who to pin them on. a BP is an ensemble, and you have to have a lead in the 9th or your best pitcher just sits on his ass. on the other side of the ledger you have the arguable plus of "guys knowing their roles", but to me this is pitch, be it in the 7th or 9th, just like cano should hit batting 3 or 5. maybe it's a slight plus, but i don't think it's big for experienced players.

    d rob really earned his stripes in the fireman role, coming in say first and third no outs with the need to keep the game right there. with his K stuff, he was a great choice for that. if d rob is annointed with the 9th inning slot, then this situation would be a tossup between boone doggle, soriano and very possibly phil -- oh yeah, and Freddy. bottom line, i'm not sure what the right answer here is, but my preference would be to have some flex, with a pretty clear idea who your best pitchers are, and use them in the highest leverage situations as they arise. you don't want to use them too soon, but you don't want the game to run away and make the whole closer topic moot either.

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    I like D-rob not closing as well. I like him being available to get a starter (or another reliever) out of trouble. Being a no-contact, high K guy, he's great for firefighter position. I don't trust Soriano in those situations. I'd much rather have him come in on a clean inning.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Future Closer: It wasn’t a save situation, but David Robertson struck out the side in order in the ninth inning. He’s now struck out the last eight batters he’s faced and ten of the last eleven. That’s pretty cool.
    He's gotta be the best reliever in the game, right? Only other guy I can think of that comes close is Venters.

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    robertson with a 5bb/9 walk rate is still among the top 5 relievers in the game. with a 3bb/9 rate he's the very best
    always reasonable

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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    What happened to the curveball? That thing was straight up nasty.

    Does the organization have something against curveballs? Joba, Hughes and now D-rob all stopped using them, off the top of my head.
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    Re: 2012 David Robertson Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinStripes View Post
    What happened to the curveball? That thing was straight up nasty.

    Does the organization have something against curveballs? Joba, Hughes and now D-rob all stopped using them, off the top of my head.
    Hughes threw more curveballs in his last start.

    Joba is fastball/slider because his slider is better than his curve and relievers only need 2 pitches.

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