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Embree bites

Can someone please tell Alan Embree that throwing a straight fastball at 92-94 mph with shoddy location, very rare breaking balls and offspeed stuff, but LOTS of guption does not work very well? He approaches pitching like he still throws 100 mph. He throws straight over the top (god's gift to lefties) and he can't hit the glove consistently. Either he needs to grow up and get out of the pissing contest, or he needs to get the fuck out of Boston.

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mgdistrict said…
That's been his style all along. I don't think he's any worse or better now than he was last year or at any other time I've watched him pitch. Me and my buddy Cliff were complaining about his lack of stuff in the same exact manner two years ago. He has one stinkin' pitch and can't even locate it half the time.

It's just the nature of his style, I think, that he gets lit up often but occasionally looks good enough to convince everyone that he's decent set-up man.

To rephrase, it's the nature of his style to suck.
Wally said…
Word M-to-the-G. I agree. But he used to be effective with it. His velocity has gone down and maybe that's why this shit-style of pitching no longer works.

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