Wells was eligible in 2013. Rogers is eligible in 2014.
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"His style makes him fun to watch, but also means that once he loses a little more off the fastball, he could get hammered. He’s at the age it could happen. Maybe one more good year. Maybe."
"When he goes bad, he's going to go quickly."
"I expect one more year at around his 1997 level of performance with about 50 fewer innings, then a sharp decline that’s going to look very bad."
"At age 38 with a waist to match, he's a bad risk."
Feeding off a crowd witnessing its first playoff game in nineteen years, Detroit pitcher Kenny Rogers pitched 7 2?3 innings of scoreless ball, earning a victory and standing ovation from the Comerica Park crowd in a 6–0 Tigers win. Rogers was throwing as hard as 92 mph in the eighth inning, topping usual top speed by 3–4 mph
A very good pitcher, one who seemed to get more than was expected out of a mediocre K rate, including pitching until age 43, but not a Hall of Famer.
2. Game 3 of the 2006 ALDS. Yankees fans and media types were sure that Rogers would crack under the pressure of facing The Yankees in a 1-1 swing game in Detroit. Rogers put an end to that in what was one of my favorite baseball moments ever. From wikipedia:
That was the game with speculation of pine tar use by Rogers. I guess that was the 'good cheating' then?
David Wells in my mind is a slightly better version of Jack Morris.
I'm not a Morris fan, but my take is the converse, Morris was a slightly better version of Wells, mostly due to better in season durability, Morris was in the top 5 in IP 6 or 7 times, Wells twice.
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