Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Miller’s so-so spring continues : Sports

What’s up with Shelby Miller?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, shelby miller

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. salvomania Posted: March 25, 2014 at 01:04 PM (#4676790)
I'm hoping it's the same thing that was up with Clayton Kershaw.
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: March 25, 2014 at 01:13 PM (#4676800)
If Miller falters, maybe the guy(Carlos Martinez--although both Wainwright and Wacha did well) who pitched the best in spring training could be given a shot to start... but realistically Miller wasn't that bad, his problem was allowing strings of hits to result in a probably more runs than he should have reasonably expected for his performance, along with 3 homeruns instead of the expected 1.5 he should have allowed. I didn't see anything in his two performances that I saw, that indicated he was having problems, he wasn't getting hit hard nor was he struggling any more per batter than he did last year. I guess the concern could be he hasn't really improved his ability to reduce pitches per batter in any noticeable way.

note: I'm not saying to go by spring training stats to give Martinez a job, but coming into the camp, Martinez/Kelly were pretty much even as pitchers and Martinez outpitched Kelly. (I understand the decision made to not make Martinez a starter and even somewhat agree with it, but Martinez should still get around 110 innings pitched this year)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Newsblog5 for Friday: Leo Mazzone, pitching coach to the HOFers
(13 - 1:17pm, Jul 25)
Last: Moeball

NewsblogNoble: Tom Seaver expects Derek Jeter to become first unanimous Hall of Fame inductee
(76 - 1:14pm, Jul 25)
Last: AROM

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3112 - 1:09pm, Jul 25)
Last: JL

NewsblogCSN: Enough is enough — time to move on from Ryan Howard
(100 - 1:05pm, Jul 25)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(398 - 12:47pm, Jul 25)
Last: Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(919 - 12:45pm, Jul 25)
Last: RollingWave

SABR - BBTF ChapterWho's going to SABR??
(92 - 12:37pm, Jul 25)
Last: Fred Garvin is dead to Mug

NewsblogGoldman: Eliminating the shift a bandage for a phantom wound
(38 - 12:23pm, Jul 25)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogThe Inventor of the High Five
(25 - 12:20pm, Jul 25)
Last: Batman

NewsblogLa Russa: Asterisk for tainted stars
(13 - 12:03pm, Jul 25)
Last: Gonfalon B.

NewsblogBuck Showalter, Tommy Hunter bemoan shrinking strike zone in Orioles loss
(12 - 11:34am, Jul 25)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogTwitter / Ken_Rosenthal: Mariners announce acquisition of Kendrys Morales for RHP Stephen Pryor.
(18 - 11:14am, Jul 25)
Last: Davo Dozier

NewsblogRick Cerone: “Robinson Cano . . . what a fool!”
(257 - 11:12am, Jul 25)
Last: Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc

NewsblogSurprising Sports Stars – Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard
(13 - 11:06am, Jul 25)
Last: KT's Pot Arb

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-25-2014
(5 - 10:57am, Jul 25)
Last: Batman

Page rendered in 0.1108 seconds
52 querie(s) executed