They were talking about this on the noon "Baseball Tonight" yesterday and here is what Olney said:
"The Giants could call the Pirates about Joel Hannarahan but expect Pittsburgh to want the organizations top three prospects and the name of someone unborn child."
Thats when they said the Giants would go with a committee.
Its still topping out around 90/91 wasn't it, but I guess after seeing it in the low 80's that better?
I don't understand how we managed to miss that velocity drop before the trade, but hopefully, he is getting back on track to do something meaningful for us someday.
"Belt doesn't play third"
Ding ding ding! We have options for 3rd, 1st not so much?
Personally, I think they tinkered with him. And caused the loss themselves. I think they have new people on it, and it's starting to come back.
If it has gotten up to 90/91 after being in the 80's, that's not where I want to see the improvment stop. But that's at least a sign that he could be salvageable.
"Personally, I think they tinkered with him. And caused the loss themselves. I think they have new people on it, and it's starting to come back."
I thought that too, but Scorp has been pretty adamanite that we didn't screw with him until well after he lost velocity. There was a reason the Giants were ready to move him, and we got stuck with a bag.
I hope so, although he is now on his way to becoming a reliever which is kind of disappointing for a guy that was at one time a sure lock into SF's rotation. But if a reliever is all he can be, that is better than nothing.
I've read several stories, with several teams regarding long toss, and if it even has a bit of value to a pitcher.
Mitch Williams swears that it's a waste of time. He says that a pitcher's actual pitching motion is nothing like how they throw in long toss. I can agree with that, but baseball is a funny sport. That activity may not help one guy one bit, but could change the world for another guy.
I feel if any player has success at any level because of using it, then teams need to let him stick with it. Just have them do his long toss program in around the activities the team prescribes is all, and off to the side or something.