Edinson Volquez: Half-Year Wonder?

Posted: 26th June 2010 by Don Cable in MLB
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With the  anticipated return of Edinson Volquez. longtime Reds' fans wonder whether he will be able to come back after Tommy John's surgery, or whether he will be just another half-year wonder. Most of Volquez's success in 2008 was before the All Star break. He gave up a two-run homer that cost the game and home field advantage in the world series. It did not matter since the Phillies finished off the Rays in five games. Two other Reds pitchers were half year wonders.  Both were first-round draft choices, In 1970, Wayne Simpson was 12-1 at the All Star break.  He won two games the rest of the year.  He was traded to Kansas City with Hal McRae after the 1972 season, but his stuff was never the same. Too much reliance on the slider. He ending his career with a 36-31 recor ...

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