RoyCoup Sports Press– What we like to see is guys go out there and pump strikes in the zone, consistently pump strikes in the zone. And I think he did that. I thought he established command of the zone with his fastball and was able to expand the zone late in the count because of that. Again, it’s early, but we’re real pleased with how things went today and we’re encouraged by the results.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
RoyCoup Sports Press- You know, at this early stage in spring training, what we’re looking for is consistency and strength training. Consistency in the players’ work outs, whether they’re pitchers throwing bullpen’s or batting practice, or as position players in their infield and batting rep’s. So far, we’ve had a great effort put forth by everyone and in the process we’re seeing everyone’s strength return. So it’s been a good camp so far.
RoyCoup Sports Press- You know I’m just getting my work in right now. It’s great to be back around the guys. We’ve got some new faces here, some great guys and great ball players. So, it’s been fun just getting out there again, getting my work in and mixing it up with the guys and getting ready for the season.
RoyCoup Sports Press– You know, what I hope to do here is come in and continue to have success. It’s a new city for me, but it’s still the same old game of baseball. It’s still the same game I played when I was 8 or 9 years old. So, if I can get just keep that outlook, that this is the game I’ve played all my life, I’ll be fine. I know I’ll be fine here.
RoyCoup Sports Press– Well, spring training 2013 is here with most position players having arrived at their respective camps. So, let’s kick off the 2013 season with a good ole “had one bad year” baseball cliche from none other than new Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino:
“I’ve had seven, eight years in the big leagues, but again, at the end of the day, people always talk about age and talk about how I had a down year and how my numbers are going backwards. But I would say this –- it’s just one year.”