Brandon Webb retires at 33
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Brandon Webb retires at 33
Posted by SPEEDY on 2/4 at 8:09 pm
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Brandon Webb, the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner and one of the most dominant starters in the game during a five-year stretch with the Arizona Diamondbacks, is officially retiring from baseball, according to his agents at Millennium Sports.

Webb, 33, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009 because of shoulder problems. He had been pursuing another comeback attempt but announced his retirement Monday in a statement released by agents Jonathan Maurer and Mike Montana.






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Posted by sbr2 on 2/4 at 8:11 pm to SPEEDY
Just read this. He had such a nasty sinker, but damn his shoulder was wrecked.


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Posted by jimithing11 on 2/4 at 8:13 pm to SPEEDY
Dude fell off the face of the Earth and then some


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Posted by 1ranter1 on 2/4 at 8:14 pm to SPEEDY
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2006 National League Cy Young Award winner


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hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009


Damn, time flies



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Posted by GaBassFisher92 on 2/4 at 8:15 pm to SPEEDY
His career was going at a Hall of Fame pace before his shoulder injury. Finished in the top 2 in the NL Cy Young voting 3 straight seasons and had a career ERA+ of 142, which is the 12th best in baseball history. It's a shame he could never return from his shoulder problems.

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Posted by Vicks Kennel Club on 2/4 at 8:16 pm to SPEEDY
Best pitcher in baseball for a couple years.

That sinker fell off the fricking table. So nasty.



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Posted by Oopskie on 2/4 at 8:16 pm to jimithing11
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Dude fell off the face of the Earth and then some


Doesn't he post here?



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Posted by supadave3 on 2/4 at 8:18 pm to Oopskie
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Doesn't he post here?


You're thinking of Brandon McCarthy.



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Posted by GaBassFisher92 on 2/4 at 8:20 pm to Vicks Kennel Club
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That sinker fell off the fricking table. So nasty.





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Posted by SpartyGator on 2/4 at 8:20 pm to SPEEDY
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Webb, 33, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009


Wow...



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Posted by sbr2 on 2/4 at 8:28 pm to SpartyGator
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Wow...


IIRC, he didn't even have a huge contract yet either.



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Posted by Patrick_Bateman on 2/4 at 8:32 pm to SPEEDY
Good for him. Hopefully he has enough money to enjoy retirement at age 33.


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Posted by GynoSandberg on 2/4 at 8:32 pm to sbr2
He made $35.5 million over his career. He did ok.

Could've made A LOT more though



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Posted by kywildcatfanone on 2/4 at 8:39 pm to GynoSandberg
I hate that for him. He was great when he was healthy. UK player makes him a plus!


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Posted by Dodd on 2/4 at 9:38 pm to Patrick_Bateman
Dbacks refused to sign him to a big contract...props to them on knowing what was up.


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Posted by Bho on 2/4 at 10:12 pm to Dodd
Apparently he threw for over a dozen teams a week ago and nobody called him back. From what I understand, it was fairly obvious that it was over. It's a shame.


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Posted by Carson123987 on 2/4 at 10:14 pm to SPEEDY
damn. forgot about him.

Speedy, how you were not nominated for the Cosell droppie is beyond me



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Posted by bags03 on 2/4 at 10:37 pm to SPEEDY
A Diamondback great for sure

Loved watching him pitch.



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Posted by Anfield Road on 2/5 at 12:00 am to bags03
I love watching groundball pitchers, and he and Kevin Brown had the best sinkers that I've seen.


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Posted by bags03 on 2/5 at 12:42 am to Dodd
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Dbacks refused to sign him to a big contract...props to them on knowing what was up.


We MORE than made up for it with the contracts we shelled out to Russ Ortiz and Eric Byrnes.



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