Gerrit Cole has possibly the best arsenal in MLB with a fastball in the upper 90s and three more pitches many scouts grade as above average. Despite all of the tools in his toolbag though, the talk around Cole this offseason is how to fix the former NL Cy Young candidate after the worst season of his career.
That is what Hinch wants him to do, and with a pitching coach like Brent Strom who had every Astros’ starting pitcher from a year ago adjust in some way, Cole could see his numbers come back to the mean rather than the outlier of a season he had in 2017. Cole said he is looking forward to doing some new things and doing it somewhere new.
I’m pretty relaxed right now, Cole said. A change of environment has been really nice.
How did he do it?
Ramirez said he read Tom Brady’s book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, and adopted some of the concepts, including the use of fitness bands to increase flexibility.
Ramirez, 34, admitted he was terrible last season. The 2009 NL batting champion hit a career-low .242 in Chris Scott Authentic Jersey 2017, with 23 home runs and a .750 OPS.
After undergoing surgery on his left shoulder in the offseason, Ramirez said he feels fantastic.
Entering the final season of a four-year, $88 million contract, Ramirez can vest his option in 2019 by getting 497 plate appearances this year. Ramirez told reporters Friday he feels like he can play 150 games.
Limited Youth Bruno Caboclo Jersey As far as reaching his contract goal, Ramirez said, We’re not thinking about contract. We’re just trying to produce and win.
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Both teams have won three Stanley Cups since 2009. Both teams have had good fortune in the draft. Both are way too overexposed, and both are frustratingly well-managed (with a few bumps here and there). But in the end, we have to give the nod to the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Duke Blue Devils of the NHL, despite the presence of the joyously popular and all-around good dude Phil Kessel. But, hey, the college program that produced Greg Paulus also produced Grant Hill. It happens.