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SPEEDY
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Brandon Webb retires at 33
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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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sbr2
Member since Apr 2011
14185 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
Just read this. He had such a nasty sinker, but damn his shoulder was wrecked.


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jimithing11
Texas Fan
Dillon, Texas
Member since Mar 2011
20460 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
Dude fell off the face of the Earth and then some


1ranter1
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2008
8335 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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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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GaBassFisher92
Georgia Fan
Dublin, Georgia
Member since Nov 2012
1922 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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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Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
Kris Bryant Fan
Member since Dec 2010
25682 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
Best pitcher in baseball for a couple years.

That sinker fell off the fricking table. So nasty.


Oopskie
McNeese State Fan
Thread Killing since 07
Member since Apr 2007
2014 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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Dude fell off the face of the Earth and then some


Doesn't he post here?


supadave3
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
17539 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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Doesn't he post here?


You're thinking of Brandon McCarthy.


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GaBassFisher92
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SpartyGator
California Fan
Texas
Member since Oct 2011
40125 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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Webb, 33, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009


Wow...


sbr2
Member since Apr 2011
14185 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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Wow...


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


Patrick_Bateman
USA Fan
Member since Jan 2012
16083 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
Good for him. Hopefully he has enough money to enjoy retirement at age 33.


GynoSandberg
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jan 2006
46674 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
He made $35.5 million over his career. He did ok.

Could've made A LOT more though


kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
I hate that for him. He was great when he was healthy. UK player makes him a plus!


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Dodd
Duke Fan
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
Dbacks refused to sign him to a big contract...props to them on knowing what was up.


Bho
Kentucky Fan
Lexington
Member since Dec 2007
23831 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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.


Carson123987
LSU Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
47850 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
damn. forgot about him.

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


bags03
Oregon Fan
Scottsdale, Arizona
Member since May 2004
3021 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
A Diamondback great for sure

Loved watching him pitch.


Anfield Road
Mississippi St. Fan
Liverpool Fan
Member since May 2012
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re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
I love watching groundball pitchers, and he and Kevin Brown had the best sinkers that I've seen.


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bags03
Oregon Fan
Scottsdale, Arizona
Member since May 2004
3021 posts

re: Brandon Webb retires at 33
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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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