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Rangers Hire Greg Maddux

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by cowboyeric8, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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  2. Keystone_Heavy

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    Oh heck. Well, thats cool.
  3. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I like the hire. Anything that can possibly help this teams pitching staff, in anyway, is a good move for me.
  4. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    /Braves fan
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Driver of the Cowboys Bandwagon Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, but can he teach people to do what he could do?
  6. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    He was a better pitching coach as a starting pitcher than Leo Mazzone ever was as a coach.
  7. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    To clarify, where Maddux helps you is in scouting. When he was a pitcher for the Braves it was well known that if Maddux disagreed with the advance scout's report on a particular hitter, they always went with Maddux rather than the scout.

    Smoltz, Glavine, Avery, Neagle, and others all said they benefited from it.

    But I'm biased... Maddux is my one of my favorite athletes ever.
  8. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Yeah, but when you have 4 chances to close out World Series in a Game 6.... can he teach them how to close out atleast one of those times?
















    :laugh2:
  9. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    Interesting hire. It's hard to argue with it of course - Maddux was easily one of the smartest pitchers to ever play the game, and understood how to pitch in a way others didn't (setting up hitters/keeping them guessing and off balance). It seems a little like being a co-pitching coach with his brother.
  10. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    you mean like any pitch between the batter's boxes being a strike? that would be awesome.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Driver of the Cowboys Bandwagon Zone Supporter

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    I mean the kind of movement he had on a baseball. Let's face it, this guy was no flame thrower. His top end was barely in the low 90's, but the ball had radar.

    Can he teach that?

    He was the best fielding Pitcher I have ever seen. Nothing but huge respect for this man. I loved watching him pitch.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    If they have the skill set, yes. Otherwise, no.
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    one of the best pitchers I ever saw but the guy consistently got pitches 6" off the plate called strikes. I don't know how the hell right handed batters were supposed to hit against the guy.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Driver of the Cowboys Bandwagon Zone Supporter

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    When you have the kind of control he did, where the catcher sets up sells the pitch to the umpire.

    Jim Rome used to say he was a witch.
  15. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    You're thinking of Tom Glavine. And that was exaggerated.

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