2010 Chicago Cubs Profile: Tom Gorzelanny

February 11, 2010 by  

In 2007, Tom Gorzelanny won 14 games and threw more than 200 innings of very solid baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was among those named on the final vote fan ballot for All-Star honors.

However, the 201 2/3 innings Gorzelanny threw that year were nearly 50 more than he had ever thrown in one season before. The next season, the effects of that abusive jump became apparent. In 21 starts, he logged a 6.66 ERA and walked more batters than he whiffed.

By the beginning of the 2009 season, the Pirates had essentially given up on Gorzelanny. He pitched in only nine games, all in relief, before being traded to the Cub...

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