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Will Ubaldo post an ERA under 4.00 this year?

Will Ubaldo post an ERA under 4.00 this season'  

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  1. 1. Will Ubaldo post an ERA under 4.00 this season'

    • Yep. Last year was just a hiccup.
    • Nope. He's not very good.


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I'm going on record -- Ubaldo is going to have a pretty good season for us. Maybe not as good as his 2013 season, but a big improvement over last year. I say he'll post an ERA under 4.00.

Posting a poll so others can weigh in. I'm sure there will be many skeptics.

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Could be close but I'll take the under. He's a new pitcher and I enjoy watching him now. Ubaldo, the strike thrower. Who woulda thunk it?

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The baseball gods like nothing better than irony. So many people have been down on him, that I think he'll be in the running for the CY this year.

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Absolutely, under 4.00. Ubaldo is throwing strikes. Today, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts in 4 innings. :clap:

He was interviewed after his appearance. Gary Thorne asked him whether, as the 5th starter, would he spend time in the bullpen during the time when his turn is skipped. He reiterated that he'll pitch in whatever role Buck assigns him to.

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Nope. He's not very good.

Sometimes. Often enough. Other times he's lights out.

Actually a simple no is closer to my true feelings because I'm rooting for him to be successful, but that wasn't a choice.

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It'll be close. I'm thinking 3.70 ERA.

Remember last year he start spring training late. He was with a new organization. He had what...4 different catchers? (Wieters, Clevenger, Joseph, Hundley). New pitching coach. New manager. Goofy mechanics.

He'll bounceback and have a solid year for us.

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Ubaldo today on his most important pitch?

"Fastball", specifically 2 seam fastball. "I command my 2 seam fastball then everything follows".

I'm pretty optimistic it could be a good year, Taking the under.

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In the AL...

2011: 4.68

2012: 5.40

2013: 3.30 (contract year)

2014: 4.81

How is 2014 seen as the "hiccup" year?

He's just not very good and Dan got hoodwinked by the contract year. :(

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He's one of my least favorite Orioles pitchers of all time. I cannot stand guys who walk a ton of batters, and I hate the fact that he has a pretty big contract. I also don't see great "stuff" out of him, even when he is on his game. I guess he's got a deceptive delivery, because his velocity is far from what it once was. Ubaldo seems like a really nice guy, and I'll never root against one of our own. I just happen to think that a 4.25 ERA is about the best I can expect from him this year.

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