Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Go Time: Back to Work
Jose Bautista returns to the lineup today, albeit at DH. Good. It's a Jose Bout-time. Let's get a quick preview in before first pitch.
Three day games in Detroit this week, which is kind of weird. It's presumably because Detroit is too far north to be playing night games outside, but that might just be me.
National Post has a thing about Brett Cecil getting his velocity back, thanks to the use of a weighted ball program. Pretty sure Steve Delabar is doing the same kind of thing, which caused a revival of sorts in his career. If you've never seen me link to any of his stuff, Kyle Boddy of Driveline Baseball does all kinds of stuff like this, including working with a bunch of high school kids helping them gain velocity and stuff.
Speaking of Kyle, he writes for the Hardball Times on occasion, as I'm sure you've seen linked before. Well, if anyone noticed anything whacky with Ubaldo Jimenez last week against the Jays, Kyle has a look at some mechanical changes.
JP Arencibia compared coaching styles of John's Gibbons and Farrell, in a talk with Sid Seixeiro, which Stoeten tackles over at DJF.