2013 MLB Spring Training Discussion (news, notes, game action, etc)
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03-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote from Matheny:
I think most of our pitchers are poor evaluators of themselves and their stuff, especially the young pitchers. A great example I gave to Joe the other day was Jason Marquis.
He could throw 96 and he loved throwing it past people. But it didn’t happen all that much. Dunc (pitching coach Dave Duncan) continued to work on him and he wasn’t all that cooperative. But (Duncan) got him to believe there is a beauty in pitching to contact and being an efficient ground-ball pitcher.
The next thing you know is that 10 years later, the guy is still throwing sinkers. And Joe still has to figure that out for himself. We can give him what we think but if he doesn't buy into it, we’re all wasting our time.
Signs all point to Miller being the 5th starter after these comments
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