Re: Are Farrell and Nieves keeping track of rotation's condition?
posted at 1/5/2014 11:57 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
1-IMO, they should have a full physical for every player, and the manager, his coaches, the fitness guys, the doctors, the player and his agent, should all discuss what the player should be working on in the off-season. Whether that's weight, aerobics, strength, cutoff throws, lateral movement, going the other way on a curve, whatever.
2-After that, I doubt having Farrell and/or Nieves call them will help. Most people know exactly what they need to do, and either do it or they don't.
3-And I would guess it is tougher after a WSC. You can only go balls to the wall so many times before you need a breather.
I'm sure they do the first -- at least with pitchers, and especially young pitchers.
The irony with all the angst about whether or not players come to camp in shape -- and it's especially ironic when you read the posts from those who long for the good ol' days -- is that if you listen to guys like Luis Tiant and Bill Lee, they'll tell you that they used spring training to get in shape.