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Jerry_Manuel
10-04-2001, 06:17 AM
Did the Yankee announcers have anything to say about Garland last night?

Paulwny
10-04-2001, 06:54 AM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel
Did the Yankee announcers have anything to say about Garland last night?

Jim Kaat, ex ml and sox pitcher, who is one of the few announcers whose opinion I tend to believe, said this:
About Garland--At an early age has great control of his curve which makes his fast ball that much more impressive, has classic mechanics. Like all young pitchers he'll have to learn that when you have a batter 0 and 2 , the batter is in a defensive mode and you should stop nibbling on the corners because before you know it the count is 3 and 2. He felt that was a big problem with Kip Wells.

He was impressed with all the young guns but felt, because of injuries, they were rushed to the ml. He feels at early ages a young pitcher who experiences some growing pains starts to lose confidence in the pitches that brought him to the ml.

He was amazed that the cubs we willing to let Garland, who was a number 1 draft pick , go at such an early age with all the potential.

All in all he felt the sox have what looks like a possibly great pitching staff as long as their confidence isn't shattered by being rushed to the ml.

Jerry_Manuel
10-04-2001, 02:56 PM
He was amazed that the cubs we willing to let Garland, who was a number 1 draft pick , go at such an early age with all the potential.
The Cubs making poor trades should surprise nobody

About Garland--At an early age has great control of his curve which makes his fast ball that much more impressive, has classic mechanics. Like all young pitchers he'll have to learn that when you have a batter 0 and 2 , the batter is in a defensive mode and you should stop nibbling on the corners because before you know it the count is 3 and 2. He felt that was a big problem with Kip Wells.

That is exactly the problem Kip has. He nibbles to much when he just needs to go after the hitters.

Soxboyrob
10-04-2001, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by Paulwny


Jim Kaat, ex ml and sox pitcher, who is one of the few announcers whose opinion I tend to believe, said this:
About Garland--At an early age has great control of his curve which makes his fast ball that much more impressive, has classic mechanics. Like all young pitchers he'll have to learn that when you have a batter 0 and 2 , the batter is in a defensive mode and you should stop nibbling on the corners because before you know it the count is 3 and 2. He felt that was a big problem with Kip Wells.

He was impressed with all the young guns but felt, because of injuries, they were rushed to the ml. He feels at early ages a young pitcher who experiences some growing pains starts to lose confidence in the pitches that brought him to the ml.

He was amazed that the cubs we willing to let Garland, who was a number 1 draft pick , go at such an early age with all the potential.

All in all he felt the sox have what looks like a possibly great pitching staff as long as their confidence isn't shattered by being rushed to the ml.

During the radio broadcast, Farmer noted that he's discussed Garland's "stuff" w/ Garland and that Garland doesn't believe Farmer when Farmer tells him his sinking FB and regular FB's are excellent pitches. He said Garland seemed skeptical of Farmer's assertion. Farmer tried telling Garland that he doesn't realize that the movement is excellent due to the fact that he's falling off of the mound on his follow-thru and, thus, cannot truly see what the ball is doing as it crosses the plate.

You'd think Garland would see it on tape later in the evening, although I reckon that each time he's on the mound, he doesn't realize that the ball is moving until he sees it later on in the evening. Can we put a video monitor next to the mound when Jon starts?