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  • joined Mar 25, 2008
  • last login Oct 25, 2009
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Betancourt Pitch f/x Analysis

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I wanted to see if Betancourt's struggles this season were because of any changes in his mechanics, so I pulled up his info from Josh Kalk's website to find out. I also looked for any changes in his pitch selection, velocity, and K/BB rates. I think the fact that Betancourt's using his fastball less and trying to use more secondary pitches is kind of screwing him up. His slider has lost a lot of it's bite from last season, yet he's using it more often. His fastball velocity has held steady, but there isn't as much vertical movement on it. I was surprised to see his arm slot is pretty much the same though. I think he may also be working around some back issues (hadn't heard that until recently) which have caused him to change his delivery some. It's almost as if he's fighting against a learning curve in making these adjustments, hence the poor outings this season. I was curious what you guys thought of the Pitch f/x part. This is the first time I've used any of it in depth, so if you notice any errors of poor interpretations, I'd certainly be open to feedback there.

Anaheim Outdoes Tribe's Offensive Futility

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Anaheim's Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo threw eight innings of no-hit ball, but still lost 1-0. Apparently the only run was scored on a couple errors and a sac fly. I can't believe Cleveland hasn't accomplished this a couple times already, so props to Anaheim for making even our offense look good tonight.

Brief Article on Vizquel's Record/Career

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I found a Jim Caple article recognizing Vizquel for breaking the games played at SS record. Nothing too deep, but the interview quotes from Omar are a good read.

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Scouting Fukudome

Japanese outfielder Kosuke Fukudome filed for free agency this week and since left field has been a hot topic around here lately, I thought it would be worth a look.  Fukudome is the best Japanese...

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Thoughts on C.C. and Wedge

I don't blame C.C. Sabathia for Game 5.Sabathia made vast improvements since Game 1 of the ALCS where he walked 5 and gave up 8 runs in 4.1 innings. There's really no comparison between the two...

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Lee to the bullpen

The Plain Dealer reports that Cliff Lee will be rejoining Cleveland in a relief role.  Link: http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/1188721986114250.xml&coll=2&am...

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Just How Bad Were They?

This has been one ugly month for the Tribe, but what went wrong exactly? I wrote this up to compile some of the main team stats, put some perspective on why the Tribe stumbled so badly this month,...

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Outfield Platoons

I know I'm not alone in my disappointment with the corner outfielders this year.  Nixon started off the year on fire, but has since settled into a bad stretch. Dellucci has been next to useless in...

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