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Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Full Story Behind the 1999 AL MVP Vote is Even Worse Than You Thought

You know part of the story - but not the most galling part.

gehrig97 Posted: September 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM | 116 comment(s)
  Beats: bbwaa,, ivan rodriguez, mvp, pedro martinez, voting

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Grant:Knowledge from Pedro Martinez, via Carlos Beltran, could make Yu Darvish even more devastating

Pedro helps Darvish via Beltran.

The two just happened upon one another in the cafeteria of the visiting clubhouse in Houston on Saturday. Some 20 minutes later, Darvish emerged with a fresh perspective about how he wanted to attack hitters.

In short, Darvish decided he could attack hitters, especially inside, with his fastball instead of having to throw inside.

“He’s got so much experience,” Darvish said Monday. “We talked about the mental side. I feel like my mind is the weakest part of my game. And he said that no matter your stuff, if you can be strong mentally, you can win [the at-bat].

“He told me about things Pedro Martinez and he talked about when they were teammates [with the New York Mets]. He told me how Pedro approached pitching inside. He approached it like, ‘I can do this. I can go there.’ He didn’t think, ‘I have to go there.’”

Beltran’s take: “When you say you ‘have to,’ there is doubt. You can’t doubt yourself. He was very interested in my mental approach to hitting and the game. We talked about pitching. I told him, you can win the battle before you ever throw a pitch.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 10, 2016 at 08:36 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos beltran, pedro martinez, rangers, yu darvish



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