Originally written April 26, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
What happened to the Josh Edgin who came up and immediately became one of the more reliable and dominant relievers out of our bullpen last year? As if his his 10.80 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in 10 appearances wasn’t bad enough, I took a quick glance at his splits and it really showed me how bad things really have gotten for Edgin since last season. Versus LH Batters – 368 Versus RH Batters – .333 Those batting averages against are just plain awful to look at and clearly a sign that something is amiss. He no longer exudes the confidence he once did and his entire demeanor on the mound has done a complete 180. This is not the same intimidating and effective force we saw in 2012. It’s as if he was replicated by one of those giant seapods from Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Good God, what’s happened to Josh Edgin? Edgin burst onto the scene sporting a fastball with that had great late life and came in at 93-95 mph. The velocity and the movement are just not there anymore. His slider, whi...
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