Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Francisco Liriano's 2nd start
Before anybody jumps to any conclusions when they see Liriano's line today keep in mind its his 3rd and 4th innings in 18 months. Granted he wasnt great today in 2+ innings today he gave up 4 hits and 3 runs with 2 walks and 1 strikeout. However, i believe its going to be a work in progress with him all year. I truly believe if your going to get him your going to get him in the first half of the season. I think by the end of the year he will be the same lights out pitcher he was in '06, but if you think he is going to be dominant right away your fooling yourself. Right now he is a #4 or 5 pitcher and just let him improve and improve because by the end of the season the patience will be rewarded and the man they call the Franchise will be back the way we remember him.