Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Weakest Throwing Arms in Team History

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Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Weakest Throwing Arms in Team History
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Jamie Moyer will go down as having one of the floppiest elbows in Phillies history. Click ahead to find out who else made the cut.

I'm a positive guy.

I don't dwell. I don't nitpick. I don't fume.

Not without good reason -- or invaluable material, like flimsiest-armed throwers in Phillies history.

If you're a Phillies fan, years of David Bell one-hopping put-out tries tests your patience. And your ears could power 18th-century engines after only months of Ben Francisco and Raul Ibanez.

It's inexcusable--and mildly hilarious--that some baseball players can't throw. Of all the sport's five tools, only running seems more natural, more fundamental. You'd think guys might struggle with a stick or glove first, but throwing?

It's the only thing mocked as girly. You'd figure that incentive enough for an 8-year-old to scribble notes. For those who skated by by compensating with everything else, you'd think six-figure salaries might trigger motivation.

In other words: If MLBers can't throw by now, we seamheads have free rein to heckle.

Unless, of course, players simply don't have it in them, in which case we should all share a laugh. Because "If you can't laugh at yourself..." right?

So hats off--or hate on--to the proud few who've made the cut. Or whose elbows make you wonder if something was.

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