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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:23 pm

Why couldn't it have been Lackey?
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:29 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Why couldn't it have been Lackey?


He probably got the injury from punching Lackey
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:47 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Why couldn't it have been Lackey?

I would have also accepted Arrieta. horsefeathering pilates
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby davell » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:27 pm



I guess we should have realistically expected this? But horsefeathers, I wasn't.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:34 pm

What happened to "if this was an important game I would probably be able to pitch"? Now it's a 6+ week injury?
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby weis21 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:37 pm

this saddens me
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Regular Show » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:43 am

I never thought I'd miss a starting pitcher with an average velocity in the mid-to-high 80s on his fastball so much...

Hand tendonitis? Really? Are you horsefeathering kidding me?
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:00 pm

Regular Show wrote:I never thought I'd miss a starting pitcher with an average velocity in the mid-to-high 80s on his fastball so much...

Hand tendonitis? Really? Are you horsefeathering kidding me?


Pitches like an old man, acts like an old man...injured like an old man.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:43 pm

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:06 pm

Hendricks starting Monday. Looks like it's Quintana, Hendricks and Lackey for the Brewers series next weekend. Barring any trades/someone internally taking horse face mcbutt's spot
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Gmoney08 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:13 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Hendricks starting Monday. Looks like it's Quintana, Hendricks and Lackey for the Brewers series next weekend. Barring any trades/someone internally taking horse face mcbutt's spot


Ugh hell with Lackey. I love Happ but id almost trade him for a Darvish rental just not to see Lackey anymore.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:21 am

Someone needs to splice the video of Vince McMahon getting more and more excited with Kyle's changeup pitch values since returning from the DL, because that's my exact reaction to it:

http://www.fangraphs.com/statsd.aspx?pl ... eason=2017

Hitters were 0-14 with 4 K's and 2 GIDP's against his changeup yesterday. 9 whiffs on 21 swings.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Regular Show » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:10 am

So I've been wondering about extensions for our young players and which ones would actually accept it. I think #1 for me is W. Contreras -- that guy is a young stud and I feel confident he'll outperform whatever contract extension we offered. K. Bryant and other S. Boras clients are going to be hard to pull off.

Anyway, K. Hendricks is the weirdest candidate for me. I think he's perpetually underrated and underappreciated (by fans/media). It also seems like he'll avoid the typical pitcher injuries because he doesn't throw hard, but that could be a false assumption. I want to keep him past his FA year (2020), but if he keeps losing velocity how much longer can he succeed at the big league level before hitters adjust and finally get the best of him?

What do you guys think? I don't want to lock up Hendricks for too long because when he enters his decline phase it could be brutal...
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:15 am

Regular Show wrote:So I've been wondering about extensions for our young players and which ones would actually accept it. I think #1 for me is W. Contreras -- that guy is a young stud and I feel confident he'll outperform whatever contract extension we offered. K. Bryant and other S. Boras clients are going to be hard to pull off.

Anyway, K. Hendricks is the weirdest candidate for me. I think he's perpetually underrated and underappreciated (by fans/media). It also seems like he'll avoid the typical pitcher injuries because he doesn't throw hard, but that could be a false assumption. I want to keep him past his FA year (2020), but if he keeps losing velocity how much longer can he succeed at the big league level before hitters adjust and finally get the best of him?

What do you guys think? I don't want to lock up Hendricks for too long because when he enters his decline phase it could be brutal...

I don't care much to lock up a pitcher we already control for multiple years yet who won't be all that young come FA.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Regular Show » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:20 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:So I've been wondering about extensions for our young players and which ones would actually accept it. I think #1 for me is W. Contreras -- that guy is a young stud and I feel confident he'll outperform whatever contract extension we offered. K. Bryant and other S. Boras clients are going to be hard to pull off.

Anyway, K. Hendricks is the weirdest candidate for me. I think he's perpetually underrated and underappreciated (by fans/media). It also seems like he'll avoid the typical pitcher injuries because he doesn't throw hard, but that could be a false assumption. I want to keep him past his FA year (2020), but if he keeps losing velocity how much longer can he succeed at the big league level before hitters adjust and finally get the best of him?

What do you guys think? I don't want to lock up Hendricks for too long because when he enters his decline phase it could be brutal...

I don't care much to lock up a pitcher we already control for multiple years yet who won't be all that young come FA.


I agree. We have him under control for three more years after this season. I would like to add two more years to the three years of team control before his FA. So like a 5 year deal is what I think would be ideal. The problem with that is I don't think Hendricks or his agent would be down for that...
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Never ever ever give pitchers guaranteed money and years when you don't have to.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Bull » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:56 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Never ever ever give pitchers guaranteed money and years when you don't have to.

That's how Hendricks becomes a hall of famer for the braves. And I will blame you.

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:07 pm

Bull wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Never ever ever give pitchers guaranteed money and years when you don't have to.

That's how Hendricks becomes a hall of famer for the braves. And I will blame you.

and duke.


Kyle is immune from my curse. He's the only one. Probably a good reason to lock him up. Then I can just write every article about him.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby davell » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:34 am

So, uh, he's our ace, right?
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Tim » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:38 am

Yeah, I asked the question in the game thread, but he'd have to be our game 1 starter, right?
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby davell » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:39 am

Tim wrote:Yeah, I asked the question in the game thread, but he'd have to be our game 1 starter, right?


I think so.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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Let's update this guy again.


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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Gilby » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:33 am

Yeah I think he's gotta be the game 1 guy. Immediately following his DL stint, I was pretty sure we had another Randy Wells situation on our hands, but now it feels like he's 2016 Hendricks again. It would bring me great pleasure watching him out-duel Scherzer throwing 10 mph slower and moping around, while Scherzer is stomping around the mound throwing with max effort.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:19 am

He is our ace. He has been since the day this thread was created. He will continue being our ace for the next two decades. Not even my curse can take him down. He is immortal. He's Somehow Greg Maddux.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Brian » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:05 am

he kind of smiled today
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