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01-10-2013, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by God Made Me View Post
Agreed. In addition to your good point, although many casual fans don't understand this, pitching is all technique. A smaller starter who has good form can still have a 95 mph fastball, (such as Tim Lincecum before he lost his velocity. I see his future as more of a RP now.) although over a long season a smaller starter is more likely to break down and get a tired arm and body than a bigger stronger starter such as CC Sabathia. The only advantage (although it may be a big one) PEDs give pitchers is recovering from playing and injuries faster. This may be why an older Clemens felt the need for a competitive advantage that would allow his arm and body to "bounce back" faster from starts and injuries the way a 25 year old would.
Clemens did a little more than bounce back in the late 90s.

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