Dontrelle Willis

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    Dontrelle Willis

    Should the Sox take a gamble on him? Obviously he has not pitched well the past few years but it appears that control is the issue as his BB/9 has been way high. His K/9 and H/9 is decent and his HR/9 is a miniscule 0.7.
    I remember when this guy could flat out bring it and at 6-4, 225 has to be somewhat intimidating. He is just going to be 30 next year.
    I bet we could get him relatively cheap. What's to lose with a look see? Maybe a minor league offer?
    I'm not real sure about the health issues he's had so maybe you could shed some light.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
     
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    No way...he is now becoming often injure proned pitcher.  Already have knee problem, forearm tightness problem, and anxiety problem.  The way I kept hearing about him, he just have weak knees and lack control just like Bedard and Andrew Miller.  

    Problem for these pitchers above, they all started way too young at the major league leve where they all fell apart quickly. 

    Plus he was given a chance by three other teams after he was traded from the Marlins to Detriot.  All of these three teams that he signed a minor league contract, they are all from NL.  Still he never play a full major league season for any of these team.  Cannot imagine how he can able to pitch in a tough AL East division!!!

    And worse part he is a lefty.  Alot of times whoever a left handed pitcher who became an often injured prone pitcher before signing with Boston, they all never be able to pitch well for the Boston team.  Maybe a right handed pitchers can do the job, not lefty!!


     
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    didnt he pitch for the Sox this year, but his name was Andrew Miller?
     
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    We should trade Iglesias for him.
     
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    Quick, strong, pass.
     
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    Lefties hit .127 off him in 2011.  .200 in his career.  If he would take a left-handed specialist role, he'd probably be an upgrade over Morales.
     
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    In Response to Re: Dontrelle Willis : I figured I'd get laughed at, but it's not as crazy as some of the other ideas I've seen here.
    Posted by Alibiike


    In all seriousness, if they could sign him to a minor league contract and just work on building him back up, a total low cost project, I wouldn't be against it.  Why not?  I'd give the guy a shot just on the merits of the high leg kick and revealed stirrups alone.
     
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    Isn't forearm tightness a precursor to torn elbow ligaments and TJ surgery?  I hope they pass.  However, I am not at all sure the dumpster diving days are over.
     
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    Tough crowd here.  As slomag pointed out, Willis has potential as a lefty specialist.  He has allowed only a .562 OPS against LH hitters for his career, .369 for 2011. 
     
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    His last good season was 2006. He's been done for 5 years.

    Isn't Oil Can Boyd avaiable? LOL
     
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    I second ADG's comment "HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA".
     
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    Should the Sox take a gamble on him? Obviously he has not pitched well the past few years but it appears that control is the issue as his BB/9 has been way high. His K/9 and H/9 is decent and his HR/9 is a miniscule 0.7. I remember when this guy could flat out bring it and at 6-4, 225 has to be somewhat intimidating. He is just going to be 30 next year. I bet we could get him relatively cheap. What's to lose with a look see? Maybe a minor league offer? I'm not real sure about the health issues he's had so maybe you could shed some light.
    Posted by Alibiike


    Theo is gone and hopefully so are the dumpster diving days.
     
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    In Response to Dontrelle Willis:
    Should the Sox take a gamble on him? Obviously he has not pitched well the past few years but it appears that control is the issue as his BB/9 has been way high. His K/9 and H/9 is decent and his HR/9 is a miniscule 0.7. I remember when this guy could flat out bring it and at 6-4, 225 has to be somewhat intimidating. He is just going to be 30 next year. I bet we could get him relatively cheap. What's to lose with a look see? Maybe a minor league offer? I'm not real sure about the health issues he's had so maybe you could shed some light.
    Posted by Alibiike


    Thats a major issue... Why does everyone want Sox to take gamble on re-treds.Lots to lose.Then we go blameing Gm for bad moves ....Get over the worth a gamble thing.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
    Posted by ADG


    I figured I'd get laughed at, but it's not as crazy as some of the other ideas I've seen here.
     
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    i would rather they Keep Andrew Miller, at least he can still bring it from time to time.
     
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    In Response to Re: Dontrelle Willis:
    In Response to Re: Dontrelle Willis : In all seriousness, if they could sign him to a minor league contract and just work on building him back up, a total low cost project, I wouldn't be against it.  Why not?  I'd give the guy a shot just on the merits of the high leg kick and revealed stirrups alone.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus


    Thanks for not making me feel foolish Spaceman. I've seen this guy pitch, and a renewed confidence and a tweak here or there in his mechanics could put him back to a force to be reckoned with, provided his arm is not dead.
     
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    He still playing?
     
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    In Response to Re: Dontrelle Willis:
    In Response to Re: Dontrelle Willis : Thanks for not making me feel foolish Spaceman. I've seen this guy pitch, and a renewed confidence and a tweak here or there in his mechanics could put him back to a force to be reckoned with, provided his arm is not dead.
    Posted by Alibiike


    I think they will look for a few of those type of low risk options. The problem with Willis is that he used to throw in the mid 90's so his occasional wildness was dealt with. Now he throws in the high 80's and has pulled back on his delivery because he couldnt throw strikes. Take away the funky delivery and the velocity and you dont have a very effective SP.
     
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    It will be interesting who and what kind of player Ben brings in first, as it may set the precedence of his "method-in-the-madness"...
     
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis

    Wha chu talkin bout?  Willis?  
     
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis

    Dumpster diving was coined by a great poster.

    Minor league contract offer with many other teams.
     
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis

    If someone had suggested last year that a team should take a flyer on Colon and/or Freddy Garcia, most would have laughed, too.
     Dontrelle Willis would be a hell of a reclamation project
     
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    Dumpster diving was coined by a great poster. Minor league contract offer with many other teams.
    Posted by hankwilliams


    Dumpster diving is a commonly used term that has been around for years. It certainly wasn't coined by any poster here.
     
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