Saturday, February 20, 2010

Checking the barometer with Brad Mills

Bernardo Fallas' article on how Spring Training will be run by Brad Mills looks a lot different from how Spring Training was run by Cecil Cooper:

We want it to be competitive, but we don't want these guys to try to get those spots the first couple of days right out of the chute. That's when injuries happen; that's what we're trying to stay away from. It's the atmosphere that we're trying to create, and a culture of playing the game well and these guys giving us all their effort to play the game the way they can.”

Ed Wade:
“We need the guys to be physically and mentally prepared to get off to a good start and sustain it over the course of the season. You can't give every team in your division a head start.”

And it looks like SP5 is Paulino's to lose, according to Ed Wade:
“The pitching should be solidified if Norris and Paulino step up, Wandy pitches the way he did last year and Roy goes out there and is the true ace for us.”