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Liam Hendriks likes the look of current A’s bullpen

A’s Liam Hendriks has been slow to recover from elbow injury, but he likes what he sees from rest of bullpen. Liam Hendriks’ right elbow isn’t responding to treatment as quickly as Hendriks and the A’s had hoped. As it happens, though, that’s all right, because as Hendriks puts it “the way the bullpen is going right now, they’re not exactly missing me.’’ In the...
Via Inside the A's
3 days ago

Fixing Liam Hendriks

To very little fanfare this offseason, the Oakland Athletics acquired Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Jesse Chavez. Hendriks was once a below-average starter for the Minnesota Twins and later for the Blue Jays, posting a 5.95 ERA across 171 innings from 2011-2014. Last season, the Blue Jays moved Hendricks to the bullpen and he excelled with a 2.92 ERA across...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What's wrong with Oakland A's reliever Liam Hendriks?

There's a lot to like about relief pitcher Liam Hendriks. He throws hard, often operating in the high-90s last year for Toronto. He has always kept the walks low, but after moving from the rotation to short relief in 2015 he began striking out more than a batter per inning to help push his ERA below 3.00. He's Australian, and the last time the Oakland A's had an Aussie reliever it...
Via Athletics Nation
20 days ago

A's not done revamping bullpen after adding Hendriks to mix

Last week, the Oakland Athletics took a flier on veteran lefty Rich Hill, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal for 2016. The addition of Hill to a rotation that didn't have much extra room created a bit of a surplus for the A's, and shortly therefter they dealt right-hander Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reliever Liam Hendriks. As Susan Slusser of the San...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton is awesome now, apparently

This is an oversimplification, but to be a successful starting pitcher in the current era, you have to maintain some reasonable level of effectiveness for something like 25 batters per start. If you can’t pitch into the sixth and seventh innings with regularity, you aren’t going to remain a starting pitcher for very long. In the past that number was higher and in the future it...
Via Fangraphs
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Liam Hendriks on his Evolution to Blue Jays Bullpen Stud

Liam Hendriks bombed as a starter. Pitching almost exclusively in that role prior to this season, he went 3-15 with a 5.92 ERA. The ineffectiveness turned him into a nomad. The 26-year-old Australian was property of five organizations – including Toronto twice – from December 2013 to October 2014. This year, he bolstered the Blue Jays bullpen. In 58 relief appearances, Hendriks...
Via Fangraphs
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Human Behavior GIF: Liam Hendriks Exhibiting Pleasure

While some people take for granted the ability to comprehend and decode signifiers of nonverbal communication, there’s a not insubstantial segment of the population who, for any numbers of reasons, lack those particular skills. The purpose of this post at is to provide an example of how a human might exhibit intense pleasure by means only of physical cues. What one...
Via Fangraphs
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Evolution of Liam Hendriks

When Toronto Blue Jays reliever Liam Hendriks got out of a one-out, bases loaded jam in the 7th inning against the Boston Red Sox yesterday, his escape act seemed to signal a watershed moment in this transition from a starting pitcher to a reliever: Hendriks was originally signed...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Liam Hendriks A Viable Option For The Toronto Blue Jays?

There is speculation that the Toronto Blue Jays may call on 25-year old farm-hand Liam Hendriks to start Saturday’s contest against the league best Oakland Athletics. Hendriks has 28 MLB starts under his belt with the offensively challenged Minnesota Twins where he posted a career 2-13 record with an inflated 6.06 earned run average and 1.590 WHIP. The native of Australia has...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim RHP Hendriks off waivers from O's

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed pitcher Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays announced the move Friday. Infielder Brent Morel was designated for assignment. The 25-year-old Hendriks went 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA in 10 games last season with Minnesota. The right-hander from Australia is 2-13 with a 6.06 ERA in three season with the Twins. Hendriks was...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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