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Old 09-12-2013, 10:18 AM
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Default Jose Fernandez Shut Down

The Marlins shut him down, so learned folks of the board, is he just a wimp or does management know he's injured, because those seem to be the only two possibilities?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:27 AM
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They put a cap on him at the start of the season. I think he went over the cap too. He really had a heck of a year though. It could arguably be the best season by a rookie pitcher. I really can't think of any other rookie pitchers who had a better season. Alexander, Seaver, Fidrych, Gooden, Nomo or Valenzuela?? if you go by era plus Fernandez has them all beat and it's not even close.

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Old 09-12-2013, 12:19 PM
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Fernandez also drew some "interest" from the Braves who weren't thrilled with his admiration of his home run in Wednesday night's game. Brian McCann and Chris Johnson had some words with Fernandez at the plate.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:37 PM
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He's probably going to be the best pitcher in baseball for the next half decade. Is this Marlins season worth throwing him a few extra starts? It's his first year with this many innings. Let him rest.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:41 PM
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He's probably going to be the best pitcher in baseball for the next half decade. Is this Marlins season worth throwing him a few extra starts? It's his first year with this many innings. Let him rest.

I don't get this new trend of shutting down pitchers but i'm not a doctor or a scout either. I just don't see how this will help him, i personally feel shutting these guys down will only hurt them.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:55 PM
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I don't get this new trend of shutting down pitchers but i'm not a doctor or a scout either. I just don't see how this will help him, i personally feel shutting these guys down will only hurt them.
Missing three starts will hurt how?
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:49 PM
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I don't get this new trend of shutting down pitchers but i'm not a doctor or a scout either. I just don't see how this will help him, i personally feel shutting these guys down will only hurt them.
This isn't coming from doctors, not mainstream doctors anyway. Pitching 20 innings less in your rookie season isn't going to make you a stronger pitcher than you otherwise would be in the future and may deprive you of some needed experiences as a major league pitcher. What it does do is assure you won't take a line drive in the head or knee or tear up your ankle covering first, just as a star player would be taken out of a blowout game as a precaution.

Even Strasburg being shut down last year was counter to mainstream medical opinion. If fans will buy into that, when it cost the Nationals a chance at a World Series run, shutting down a rookie pitcher isn't going to alienate the fanbase of a last-place team. What surprises me is that baseball fans have bought in to the concept that shutting down pitchers helps their development.

Shutting down and otherwise limiting pitchers can put strain on the rest of the staff, but that doesn't seem to be a concern with the Marlins in September. But this is more about promoting next year's team than it is about developing a young pitcher.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:38 PM
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Fernandez also drew some "interest" from the Braves who weren't thrilled with his admiration of his home run in Wednesday night's game. Brian McCann and Chris Johnson had some words with Fernandez at the plate.
I was kinda surprised he did that, he seems like a really good kid. He did apologize, although i'm sure he was forced to apologize by coaches or agent.

I really was big on Puig for rookie of the year but now I really think Fernandez deserves it.
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Fernandez also drew some "interest" from the Braves who weren't thrilled with his admiration of his home run in Wednesday night's game. Brian McCann and Chris Johnson had some words with Fernandez at the plate.
He also spit at Chris Johnson as he rounded third.
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