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Max Scherzer 2017 Outlook

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27 minutes ago, Wild Thing said:

Wait... so he's got a  fractured knuckle???  That's not good. Welcome to my avoid list.

 

Yes. I'm no doctor, but "fractured knuckle" and "first rounder" doesn't seem to match up to well. 

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More rumblings about him not being ready for start of season - how far are you dropping him?

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Whats the ETA on this healing? Could this linger on all season? 

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Seriously where are the rotoworld doctors at? This has a legitimately large impact 

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5 hours ago, BMcP said:

More rumblings about him not being ready for start of season - how far are you dropping him?

 

All the way down to the point where I won't be drafting him

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53 minutes ago, midlip said:

Seriously where are the rotoworld doctors at? This has a legitimately large impact 

 

I'm a psychiatrist and sports nut. I don't care how anyone spins this.  He has a fractured knuckle on his throwing hand. Bone takes 4 weeks to heal best case. No speeding that up and I can't imagine he can throw the same way without causing pain given the force generate behind a pitch. So I am avoiding. I also avoid all pitchers who come into the season with an injury unless truly minor.

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buy low if you already drafted

4th rder + scraps might get it done

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On 3/10/2017 at 9:23 PM, colepenhagen said:

buy low if you already drafted

4th rder + scraps might get it done

I'll be keeping a close eye on him when I draft to see what type of discount he comes at. In a H2H league it's easier for me to stash a guy for the playoff run as it won't hurt you as much as it would in Roto formats. If he lasts until the 4th or 5th round I think I'd have to take the chance. 

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Discount might be gone already:

 

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Max Scherzer (finger) pledged Monday that he will be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

That might not mean Opening Day, but the ace right-hander does not expect to miss a turn in the Nationals' season-opening starting rotation. "I'm gonna do it," he told reporters Monday morning. Scherzer is working to get over a stress fracture in his right ring finger and has been experimenting with a three-finger fastball grip. He is tentatively scheduled to pitch in a minor league game this Friday in Nats camp.

 

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23 minutes ago, midlip said:

Discount might be gone already:

 

 

Experimenting with a new grip?  How is that going to go?  

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On 2017-03-10 at 9:01 PM, Wild Thing said:

 

I'm a psychiatrist and sports nut. I don't care how anyone spins this.  He has a fractured knuckle on his throwing hand. Bone takes 4 weeks to heal best case. No speeding that up and I can't imagine he can throw the same way without causing pain given the force generate behind a pitch. So I am avoiding. I also avoid all pitchers who come into the season with an injury unless truly minor.

He's been dealing with this injury since last summer.

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1 hour ago, B&F said:

Experimenting with a new grip?  How is that going to go?  

used it last year in second half

 

won CY YOUNG

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16 minutes ago, XxxOilOverloadxxX said:

used it last year in second half

 

won CY YOUNG

 

If he used it in the 2nd half he's not experimenting.  Here's the beginning of the story:

 

 

Max Scherzer has come to grips with a finger injury — by coming up with a new, unusual grip for his fastball.

The Washington Nationals ace won the NL Cy Young Award last season despite a stress fracture on his right ring finger in the second half. The problem didn't totally heal during the winter, so Scherzer is trying something different this spring.

"It is strange that I am throwing with three fingers," Scherzer said.

Sure is.

New Three Fingered Grip for Scherzer

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Why hasn't his stress fracture healed? Does he have osteomyelitis? 

 

Max Scherzer pitches poorly; He was hurt.

Max Scherzer pitches well; He wasn't really hurt.

Max Scherzer invents three fingered fastball; Max is a genius 

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4 hours ago, Call me Red said:

He's been dealing with this injury since last summer.

Pretty sure the injury hit in August, no?

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i dont get it...

ring finger gives him problems on fb but not deuce or slider?

 

did he throw the 3 finger fb last year? or did he just gut it out?

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2 hours ago, colepenhagen said:

i dont get it...

ring finger gives him problems on fb but not deuce or slider?

 

did he throw the 3 finger fb last year? or did he just gut it out?

I believe he just toughed it out.

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2 hours ago, colepenhagen said:

i dont get it...

ring finger gives him problems on fb but not deuce or slider?

 

did he throw the 3 finger fb last year? or did he just gut it out?

 

 

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He's pitching today in a minor league game today and will implement his 3 finger grip fastball. He acknowledged that he won't pitch opening day but still claims he will not miss a start. Let's see how this "new" grip goes today. If he does well in the 3 innings he's scheduled for I'll be encouraged. 

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Please don't miss a start, Maximilian.

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15 minutes ago, Fuzzy_Slippers said:

 

Excellent. 

You sort of feel bad for the suckers who sold low....

 

eh not really

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3 hours ago, det_tigers said:

 

 

SaaaaWeeeeeeeT!!!

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