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DAVE DUNCAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Mets Are Throwing the Dan Warthen Slider

Longtime Cardinal pitching coach Dave Duncan loves the sinker. The Braves’ Leo Mazzone was all about establishing the pitch low and away. Rick Peterson may hate the cutter. The Mets’ Dan Warthen may not have the name value of legendary pitching coaches that have come before him, but he does have his own pitch. If […]
Via Fangraphs
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: February 25, 1975

The Cleveland Indians pull off a pair of trades with the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubs. The Indians sent minor leaguer Alvin McGrew and catcher Dave Duncan to the O’s for first baseman Boog Powell and pitcher Don Hood. Pitcher Milt Wilcox was dealt to the Cubs for outfielder Brock Davis and pitcher Dave LaRoche. Duncan had spent the last two seasons in Cleveland after...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Needs Dave Duncan-Like Intervention

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson followed a mediocre debut with the team August 2 with a horrid performance six days later that showed the Cardinals coaching staff might need to take a page or two out of the book of a previous coach who worked wonders with pitchers in such positions. Pitching coach Dave Duncan followed manager Tony La Russa from the Oakland...
Via i70baseball
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fan meme questioned

The New York Yankees just finished a three game series in St. Louis against the Cardinals. The Yankees took two of the three game and thus had a successful series. The two fan bases are fun to compare. You cannot deny that the Cardinals have something special in St. Louis. The sea of red is everywhere and not city supports their team better. But they also, with a few rational exceptions...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Grantland Goes Deep On Cardinals Pitching

Jonah Keri of Grantland had an extensive look at the Cardinals and why pitchers continue to thrive 3 years after pitching guru Dave Duncan left the team. Read the whole article HERE. Three observations that were interesting? Why not. 1) Players are greedy… so take advantage: “Major league hitters, like all human beings, are motivated by incentives, so when they come to the plate...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching guru Duncan works his magic with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In new pitching adviser Dave Duncan, the Diamondbacks may have the most valuable pitching resource in baseball. An innovator in a career defined by success, Duncan has a resume as large as one of the inch-thick files he keeps on an opposing hitter. When the Hall of Fame progresses toward adding coaches, he will be a top candidate. "He's a brilliant baseball man...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs announce hiring of Duncan as pitching consultant

PHOENIX -- It's finally official. Dave Duncan has joined the Diamondbacks as pitching consultant and special assistant to general manager Kevin Towers. Duncan, 68, will assist the coaching staff's instruction of pitchers and catchers during spring training, evaluate the farm system and provide input on D-backs prospective draft prospects. Following his 11-year major league career...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Notes: Dave Duncan returns as Special Assistant to GM/Pitching Consultant

If one were to carve a baseball version of Mount Rushmore consisting entirely of pitching coaches, it would be virtually impossible to omit the vestige of Dave Duncan in such a creation. With over 30 years of experience crafting, tweaking, educating, and resurrecting arms alongside manager Tony La Russa, Duncan compiled a legendary resume as one of the great instructors in baseball...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Cardinal pitching coach Duncan hired by D-Backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have named longtime major league pitching coach Dave Duncan to a consulting position. The Diamondbacks say the 68-year-old Duncan will hold the title of special assistant to the general manager/pitching consultant and will report to general manager Kevin Towers. Duncan will assist the Arizona staff in the instruction of pitchers and catchers during spring...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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