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#1 Pat G

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

So, I was watching Marmol this past week, and woof he's rough to watch. But I don't see why people on the Cubs haven't tried fixing his mechanics. Watch these two videos of him in slow motion:





I used to pitch in college and was wild for a while until my pitching coach noticed I was falling off a lot to the first base side. His leg stride seems to stop short, not extending it to its fullest, short arming it somewhat of how a catcher would. he does not get on top of the ball, basically just whipping the ball as hard as he can. Now I'm sure we can all see this just from watching game footage, but am surprised going into his final year and possibly trying to get the most out of him at the trade deadline, they did not try re-adjusting his mechanics and risky to try and change them during the season. But the way he's throwing the ball, I don't think it could hurt that much.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

The big question is, is he willing to change his mechanics?

#3 Mike Taylor (no relation)

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

Larry Rothschild tried to work with him on his mechanics before. Yeah. :/

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

I would love to see someone work on his mechanics on any other team, or in any other country, or any other universe.

(I took off the caps. this AM. I came to this thread hot from the game thread last night. Also want to add that I do appreciate Pat G.'s (et al's) efforts here. But I still don't want to watch a reclamation project during the season in the show.)

Edited by FFP, 07 April 2013 - 07:41 AM.


#5 King Jeff

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:38 PM

Can he go back to the Dominican to work on them?

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

Larry Rothschild tried to work with him on his mechanics before. Yeah. :/


and he did a very good job with that. Larry's last year was Marmol's last good year

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:22 PM


Larry Rothschild tried to work with him on his mechanics before. Yeah. :/


and he did a very good job with that. Larry's last year was Marmol's last good year

Good point. The guy hasn't been the same since Rothschild left.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

You could honestly say that about the majority of the rotation. Ricketts/Hendry/whoever was in charge really screwed up when they didn't retain him he was one of the top 5 pitching coaches in the business.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:43 PM

Right. Larry Rothschild is the answer.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

I needed to laugh. Thanks.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

Honestly part of the problem with his blown save attempt was Castillo calling too many fastballs (idk about right now but last season Marmol wasn't allowed to shake off pitches). He called ALL fastballs against BJ Upton in his AB, if you do that too many times in a row against a hitter with that sort of power you're gonna get burned.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

Honestly part of the problem with his blown save attempt was Castillo calling too many fastballs (idk about right now but last season Marmol wasn't allowed to shake off pitches). He called ALL fastballs against BJ Upton in his AB, if you do that too many times in a row against a hitter with that sort of power you're gonna get burned.

Last time I checked, he is still on the no shake diet.




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