Monday, April 28, 2014

Luhnow answers Rosenthal's questions

I give Ken Rosenthal a lot of crap. I mean, A. Lot. Of Crap.  But I'll applaud him for going to Luhnow for clarification on items he has issues with.

It's well worth your time, but here are few items of note...

On Bo Porter, re: Lowrie:  
That's part of what makes him exciting and intrigues all of us about him - the emotion and the passion and the desire to win, that kind of football mentality...He believes in everything he's doing. I talk to him after (games), and he's typically very rational and convicted in what he does. He makes a lot of sense. At this point, I don't see any issue. 

On Appel going to Extended Spring Training:
It was really my fault. I made a decision to send him out to Lancaster to have him try and build up there, to try to catch up for the time he missed in Florida. He ended up pitching twice on a four-day cycle and then he skipped a start and pitched on an eight-day cycle. It wasn't like he was in the tandem for a month and couldn't handle it. 

On the Goatpen so far:
It's definitely a concern. We're underperforming relative to what I was hoping we would do. But I don't think it's time to press the panic button. We've got good, experienced major-league arms. And I think they will perform.


Andrew said...

I had forgotten about this, but over the weekend I remembered a very similar event from when Bo Porter was with the Nats in 2012. The Cubs were down 7-2 to the Nats and one of the Cubs bench coaches got upset that Werth swung at a 3-0 pitch with the Nats up by 5 runs (sound familiar?). Bo immediately got in a shouting match with the Cubs coach and almost charged into their dugout & benches were cleared.

Read the recap (and watch the video) from that game here:

Anonymous said...

He is protecting his players. Good on him.

Anonymous said...

You mean he cares? That is so weird. Doesn't he know he works for the Astros?