I think it's going to be similar to this year where the shortage of veteran pitchers Ã¢â‚¬â€ I don't know if it will approach the spending it did this year, but it seems to be that kind of trend. They're more valuable than ever, guys with experience.
Too many pitchers, that's all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don't see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch 'em every three days and you'd find they'd get control and good, strong arms.
We've got a lot of young pitchers, and they've got a lot of young position players, ... There are a lot of similarities. In a small, low-budget kind of deal, you've got to have youth mixed in there. I think both sides have handled it well.
I like the pitchers we have in Jon Lieber and Brett Myers, but I think we still need a real power type of pitcher who can stop the bleeding or stop a losing streak. Is there someone out there? Sure, there are pitchers out there, but it's about what you need to give up to get. I'm talking to clubs all the time and evaluating this every day.
Cecil you know, started off the first of the year a little rough but he came straight from basketball and he did the same thing last year. Kind of started out shaky but he ended up being one of our best pitchers if not the best.
I can't say enough about our pitchers. In three games, they've only walked four batters - one tonight. To me, not walking batter is so very important. It allows a young team like us to stay in the game longer.
It's such an important position that I needed to have someone back there who was familiar with the hitters and who could handle the pitchers. His best position is in the outfield, and I'm sure he'd rather be out there, but he's been pretty good about the change and he's doing a great job for us.
J.P. has brought in pitchers and hitters to help out and that's just what we're going to try and do. We're going to try to put this team back to the level it's been before and the level it deserves to be.