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Hisashi Iwakuma 2014 Outlook


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#1 yort1919

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:08 PM

Can we expect great things from Iwakuma again this year? Predicted numbers please...thanks
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

Buried in the big headlines today is Iwakuma won't throw for 4-6 weeks per Rotoworld. This almost definitely puts him out for Opening Day.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:55 PM

and back into the pool you go ... thanks for 2013 Hisashi!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:06 PM

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:20 PM

Excellent. This means he WILL be on my team. I'll be interested in reading up on the injury, but at least it is not shoulder or elbow. Not saying you want your hand to be hurting, considering he makese his living off of that, but this injury doesn't seem too bad. Will create a nice opportunity to snag him late. I'm buying on that basis.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

Iwakuma is a 2013 Cy Young finalist. He is a very good pitcher and will be just good next season.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

Excellent. This means he WILL be on my team. I'll be interested in reading up on the injury, but at least it is not shoulder or elbow. Not saying you want your hand to be hurting, considering he makese his living off of that, but this injury doesn't seem too bad. Will create a nice opportunity to snag him late. I'm buying on that basis.


I'll meet you halfway on the Value Train. When a dude throw 23% splitters, I'm sorta worried about the hand. Are we talking those ligaments between the pointer and middle finger? If so, I'm going to put my raincoat on in case it starts to pour bad news.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

Apparently the strained tendon is in his middle finger.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

According to Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish:

Iwakuma said he injured the finger when it got caught in the netting of a protective screen during an offseason workout. Iwakuma doesn't meet with doctor for three weeks. Hopes to be ahead of schedule to start throwing sooner than expected.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

Doesnt sound that serious. 4-6 weeks from now? Looking like what Mid to middle-late part of March. Maybe first start is off the table, but I would think that would be about it from that timetable. Certainly not anything that should knock his value too much (though for many it will).
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

According to Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish:

Iwakuma said he injured the finger when it got caught in the netting of a protective screen during an offseason workout. Iwakuma doesn't meet with doctor for three weeks. Hopes to be ahead of schedule to start throwing sooner than expected.


<_< just pathetic........ as if the Mariners need any worse luck for their franchise.....

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:13 PM

Time to let everyone in my league know about this injury come draft day. I'd love to roster him again this year. Sadly, he won't be rostered w a 16th round pick like last season. Oh well. I'd probably give a 8th for him if available (12-teamer).

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:29 PM

Doesnt sound that serious. 4-6 weeks from now? Looking like what Mid to middle-late part of March. Maybe first start is off the table, but I would think that would be about it from that timetable. Certainly not anything that should knock his value too much (though for many it will).


Not throwing a baseball for 4-6 weeks. Once he starts throwing he will probably need 3-4 weeks. We are 6 weeks away from Opening Day. if he starts throwing at the shorter end at 4 weeks, probably still out through mid April. If its longer (which I suspect it will be because they won't rush). So conceivably he will be out until something like mid April to mid May.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:55 PM


Doesnt sound that serious. 4-6 weeks from now? Looking like what Mid to middle-late part of March. Maybe first start is off the table, but I would think that would be about it from that timetable. Certainly not anything that should knock his value too much (though for many it will).


Not throwing a baseball for 4-6 weeks. Once he starts throwing he will probably need 3-4 weeks. We are 6 weeks away from Opening Day. if he starts throwing at the shorter end at 4 weeks, probably still out through mid April. If its longer (which I suspect it will be because they won't rush). So conceivably he will be out until something like mid April to mid May.


Stinks for Kuma, but great for H2H. I don't need him in April or May. Would love to see him slide down the board.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:25 PM


Excellent. This means he WILL be on my team. I'll be interested in reading up on the injury, but at least it is not shoulder or elbow. Not saying you want your hand to be hurting, considering he makese his living off of that, but this injury doesn't seem too bad. Will create a nice opportunity to snag him late. I'm buying on that basis.


I'll meet you halfway on the Value Train. When a dude throw 23% splitters, I'm sorta worried about the hand. Are we talking those ligaments between the pointer and middle finger? If so, I'm going to put my raincoat on in case it starts to pour bad news.


What a freakish injury -- right up there with Pavano busting his spleen shoveling snow and Glenallen Hill's spider nightmare. I think Kuma will put up fine numbers again this year. I agree with bbythepier -- my only hesitation is the fact that he injured his middle finger. If he throws that many splitters, he might have trouble gripping the splitter for a while.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:20 PM

What a freakish injury -- right up there with Pavano busting his spleen shoveling snow and Glenallen Hill's spider nightmare. I think Kuma will put up fine numbers again this year. I agree with bbythepier -- my only hesitation is the fact that he injured his middle finger. If he throws that many splitters, he might have trouble gripping the splitter for a while.


Marcus Giles going on the DL ironing his clothes is a good one too
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:04 PM


What a freakish injury -- right up there with Pavano busting his spleen shoveling snow and Glenallen Hill's spider nightmare. I think Kuma will put up fine numbers again this year. I agree with bbythepier -- my only hesitation is the fact that he injured his middle finger. If he throws that many splitters, he might have trouble gripping the splitter for a while.


Marcus Giles going on the DL ironing his clothes is a good one too


Mat Latos went on the DL after a hard sneeze one season.

Then there's always the Felix Pie and Kaz Matsui injuries in the worst area.......
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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:04 AM

Doesnt sound that serious. 4-6 weeks from now? Looking like what Mid to middle-late part of March. Maybe first start is off the table, but I would think that would be about it from that timetable. Certainly not anything that should knock his value too much (though for many it will).


And what happens if the tendon hasn't healed in six weeks, or he has a setback, and he winds up needing surgery?

I'll let other teams take the risk this season.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:56 PM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said that Hisashi Iwakuma's finger injury "might not be as serious as we originally thought."
Iwakuma was diagnosed on February 12 with a strained tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand and given a 4-6 week timetable to return. However, it sounds like there's a chance he could be back sooner. "Any injury to a pitching hand is serious," Zduriencik cautioned. "This one might not be as serious as we originally thought, which is a positive but we really won’t know that until he starts throwing a baseball." Iwakuma will have his finger re-examined on March 3.


That's a positive doesn't mean a lot right now but better then bad news! I need him in my weak SP lineup

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:02 PM

He could return value this year. Lot of non-believers + those frightened by the injury. Still a top 30 starter without question.
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