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May 13, 2014

Skewed Left

How Much Losing Jose Fernandez Hurts

by Zachary Levine


Yesterday was a sad day down at headquarters.

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lipitorkid

I NEVER talk to my wife about baseball, especially anyone on my fantasy team unless I want to get mocked. Yesterday I spend 15 minutes explaining why I was so sad when I got home. When I was done she said "that's sad, I'll pray for him."

Jose Fernandez... the player your wife will pray for. #eulogy #waitingforLazarus

May 13, 2014 05:39 AM
rating: 15
 
Dave Brock

In my fantasy league, a friend and I are neck-and-neck with everyone else far behind. He lost Fernandez and I'm probably sadder than he is. Nothing matters in this world.

May 13, 2014 06:06 AM
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jfranco77

C'mon. Andrew McCutchen needs to be on this list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ifhB5aR9k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjbRh56WG9E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLVxMtzByrI

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Plunder the lox!!!

May 13, 2014 06:52 AM
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CrashJones

Great article. I'm an A's fan, but I had a similar feeling with Harvey last year.
These are pitchers on other teams that I switch my MLB.TV feed over to watch.
It saddened me about Parker this year, but to lose a talented player from a game you love to watch, is upsetting all the same.

May 13, 2014 06:58 AM
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Andrew13



I totally agree

He pitching performances were/will be again must see baseball every time out, just sucks for the whole baseball loving community

Get healthy and come back strong Jose, baseball fans everywhere are rooting for you

May 13, 2014 08:21 AM
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psugator01

bartolo colon doesn't even sniff my top 10. the rest were good, though

May 13, 2014 07:59 AM
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backwardgalaxy

Ugh, so sad.

May 13, 2014 08:49 AM
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NYYanks826

Aroldis Chapman could potentially belong on this list.

I know we just spent the last month without his 102-mph fastball, but it would be a tragedy on a whole different level if we had to spend the next year plus not being able to witness the most explosive fastball in the history of the sport, combined with the questions about whether or not he would ever regain that velocity once he came back from the injury.

May 13, 2014 09:06 AM
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DeathSpeculum

life has lost its meaning. going back to bed. wake me when this nightmare is over.

May 13, 2014 09:26 AM
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berkoffm

When I heard about Fernandez, I immediately thought of Kerry Wood blowing out his elbow in 1999. How do folks think this compares? Which news was worse?

May 13, 2014 10:18 AM
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Mags44

How is Carlos Gomez not on this list? NL Leader in WAR last year. Gold Glove OF, with many highlight reel plays taking away HR's...steals bases... hits long HR's... bat flips... even the occasional baserunning blunder due to over aggressiveness.... Easily should be in the top 5....

May 13, 2014 10:58 AM
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oldbopper

The Oldbopper jinx strikes again. Last week I said he was better than Gooden at the same age and ZAAAAPPPP!!! Watching him pitch was electric, right from his stuff to his personality. I hope to see it again.

May 13, 2014 11:57 AM
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rweiler

At age 21, Gooden was already in decline after being the best pitcher in baseball at age 19 and 20. Let's hope the same thing doesn't happen to Fernandez.

May 14, 2014 11:52 AM
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oldbopper

Trout! I was asked recently by a friend to pick between Trout and Harper, and I couldn't get Trout's name out fast enough, then said, "He's Mays and Mantle." I could not offer a greater compliment.

May 13, 2014 12:21 PM
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ssiegel

Ventura didn't break 90 until he was 18 I believe. Royals loved the fast arm action and projected a serious fastball, but his Dominican handlers didn't push him to throw hard. That delay likely saved his tendon a lot of premature stress. We'll see ....

May 13, 2014 13:05 PM
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rweiler

The Padres would probably not be that unhappy if Mike Trout's career ended tomorrow as it would show that they were right to draft Donovan Tate 22 picks earlier. The Mariners ended up with an above replacement players, so they might still be sad. Then again, Trout is in their division which would no doubt make it bearable.

May 13, 2014 13:48 PM
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ironcurtin

As a Mariners fan, I only loved watching Felix over Fernandez by the smallest of margins. That kid can do things with a baseball I can't do with a Whiffle ball. I really feel like something special was taken away...at least for a while.

May 13, 2014 15:28 PM
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BP staff member Zachary Levine
BP staff

McCutchen and Gomez are both good additions. In fact, Gomez just landed the Sports Illustrated cover, so I guess we'll get to see his Twitter funeral play out for ourselves in a few days now.

May 13, 2014 22:15 PM
 
BP staff member Zachary Levine
BP staff

Chapman's also a good one. Probably wouldn't have made the top 10 since I barely noticed he was gone since I just can't get that attached to relievers, but I definitely notice that he's back. If that made any sense.

May 13, 2014 22:17 PM
 
sbnirish77

I have Jose Fernandez AND Martin Perez on my keeper Strato team so it was a double depression day. Oh by the way I also have Strasburg and traded Chapman before being hit. Thank God for Obamacare.

May 13, 2014 23:07 PM
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drawbb

I don't know what the heck a "hipster" is or why it's relevant to the comment about Fernandez not yet belonging to the world.

May 31, 2014 17:04 PM
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