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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    Yeah he was a really bright flame for a very short time. Think they worked him too hard, too early but he was so productive at that time.



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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    Surprising, I thought he retired like 10 years ago.



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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Yeah he was a really bright flame for a very short time. Think they worked him too hard, too early but he was so productive at that time.
    Wonder how long Strausberg will last till his arm gives out.


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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    The innings/pitch limits are a damn joke at the professional level. Nolan Ryan doesn't seem to have any more issues than anyone else does. Joba Chamberlain had the "Joba Rules" and still ended up needing Tommy John surgery. Strasburg was on an innings limit and needed Tommy John surgery. Maybe the human arm isn't engineered to projectile a 5oz ball at 100mph?



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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    Maybe the human arm isn't engineered to projectile a 5oz ball at 100mph?
    Noooo way.



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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    Surprising, I thought he retired like 10 years ago.
    Beat me to it.


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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    He lasted longer in the league than Dusty Baker, the man who ruined his career?


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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    It was a case of a manager not taking care of a player. Prior probably should've benched himself at times, but Dusty was a terrible manager for pitchers. Ruined Kerry Wood too.


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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The innings/pitch limits are a damn joke at the professional level. Nolan Ryan doesn't seem to have any more issues than anyone else does. Joba Chamberlain had the "Joba Rules" and still ended up needing Tommy John surgery. Strasburg was on an innings limit and needed Tommy John surgery. Maybe the human arm isn't engineered to projectile a 5oz ball at 100mph?
    Strasburg was put on the innings limit BECAUSE of his Tommy John surgery. They treated him gingerly because 1. He was coming off Tommy John and 2. He only threw about 20 innings in rehab starts in 2011.

    But, the human arm is definitely not made to pitch a baseball. There's a reason high schools have innings limits for baseball pitchers but not softball pitchers. Throwing underhanded is a natural motion. Throwing over the top isn't, at least not at these velocities. That's all there is to it.


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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    He had such a overly muscular frame. I heard some people speculate that he bulked himself up to such a degree that his tendons and joints couldn't handle the stress that his muscle frame put on them.



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    Re: Mark Prior Retires

    I had no idea he was still in the league....



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    It was a case of a manager not taking care of a player. Prior probably should've benched himself at times, but Dusty was a terrible manager for pitchers. Ruined Kerry Wood too.
    That ruined the Cubs future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    Strasburg was put on the innings limit BECAUSE of his Tommy John surgery. They treated him gingerly because 1. He was coming off Tommy John and 2. He only threw about 20 innings in rehab starts in 2011.

    But, the human arm is definitely not made to pitch a baseball. There's a reason high schools have innings limits for baseball pitchers but not softball pitchers. Throwing underhanded is a natural motion. Throwing over the top isn't, at least not at these velocities. That's all there is to it.
    Respectable fastpitch managers also limit the throws of their softball pitchers too. Other than being underhand, windmill mechanics are about the same as overhand mechanics, and the potential for damage to the shoulder from overuse is quite high.


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    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Respectable fastpitch managers also limit the throws of their softball pitchers too. Other than being underhand, windmill mechanics are about the same as overhand mechanics, and the potential for damage to the shoulder from overuse is quite high.
    Sounds like football injuries. Maybe OFFICIAL games should Be played with Giradi 2014 MLB and results mailed in.


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