Friday, February 18, 2011

Arnsberg is all up in Wandy's house

Interesting little note in Levine's blog about how quickly pitchers warmed up to Brad Arnsberg.

"For the most part, most of them let me in somewhat quick. Even with Wandy (Rodriguez) last year, I know it had been tough on Wandy having gone through a couple different pitching coaches in his last three or four years. It took me awhile to get into his house, but when he let me in and realized that I might be a little bit smarter than I look, we became great friends."

Does that explain his - and others' - slow start? Bud Norris seems to think it's a possibility:
"Making adjustments with a brand-new coaching staff was hard for everybody last year," Norris said. "It might take a half a season. That's pretty much what it did for us."