Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Annual Coop will fix him signing of the offseason!
Who knows, perhaps Don Cooper previously spotted some flaw in Phil Humber's mechanics that was holding him back and asked the Sox to try and acquire him. That is apparently what happened with Matt Thornton: Cooper saw a flaw and told KW that if the Sox could ever acquire Thornton, he could straighten the problem out.
In any event, Cooper has had great success with a number of different pitchers who had struggled in other organizations: Esteban Loaiza, Thornton, Jose Contreras and Edwin Jackson, to name a few. Cooper also helped Sergio Santos learn to pitch at the major league level with little to no minor league experience as a pitcher.
I don't know if Humber will flourish under Cooper's tutelage but I hope so.