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The 2011 season of Major League Baseball is already running. The team has had good and bad games so far. No doubt that rely heavily on the performance of our pitchers to succeed this season.

 

Another element that is crucial during the season will be able to keep top players healthy. This is because our margin for error is very small, we have no depth on the bench or in the minor leagues to replace those on the current roster. The organization does not have the capital to raise the payroll at any time you have a chance to trade for an established player.

 

This is what makes the challenge even more attractive and we are ready to enjoy the ups and downs of the season.

 

On the other hand, I was able to see in action to Angel Pagan and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets, during the opening three-game series.

 

Carlos is still one of the best hitters in the league. As a Pagan, I was well impressed with how much he has progressed. It's a complete player who can win a game in different ways.

 

Angel Pagan is a role model of what is passing. It has become an average player to one of the best defensive guards in the majors, and one of the most feared on the bases.

 

Also, many messages I received concerning the current state of development of our young prospects interested in their way through the baseball.

 

Some parents and recreation leaders have made me disappointed, others hopeful, some confused, others with a clear vision. In general, many comments and opinions varied and interesting.

 

From what I know for certain is that the organizations responsible for development of baseball are doing a good job, although some of its executives admit they lose much of their criticism of athletes ages 14 to 18 years of age.

 

Some reasons for this decline in participation at these ages are the boom have had other sports like volleyball, soccer, football, among others.

 

Other reasons are the lack of young people to continue in the sport to spend more time on other activities outside the playing field, and also the lack of interaction between parents and their children, among other reasons.

 

I believe that in recent years the Government has set up workshops in order to solve the problem, but it definitely needs to be done.

 

A group of former professional players from the likes of Felix Millan, Dickie Thon, Santos Alomar Sr. Mako Oliveras, among many others, have been organized with a view to bringing baseball coaches across the island

 

This could be the start of something very positive. The organization is named after the Puerto Rico Baseball Coaches Alliance (www.prbcalliance.org)

 

These professionals have already begun meeting with youth groups and coaches in order to teach to teach. Good luck.

 

As I said in my last column, even in these difficult times we live in, I am confident that we will move forward.

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Marlins, �ngel Pagán and prospects

The 2011 season of Major League Baseball is already running. The team has had good and bad games so far. No doubt that rely heavily on the performance of our pitchers to succeed this season.

 

Another element that is crucial during the season will be able to keep top players healthy.This is because our margin for error is very small, we have no depth on the bench or in the minor leagues to replace those on the current roster. The organization does not have the capital to raise the payroll at any time you have a chance to trade for an established player.

 

This is what makes the challenge even more attractive and we are ready to enjoy the ups and downs of the season.

 

On the other hand, I was able to see in action to Angel Pagan and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets, during the opening three-game series.

 

Carlos is still one of the best hitters in the league. As a Pagan, I was well impressed with how much he has progressed. It's a complete player who can win a game in different ways.

 

Angel Pagan is a role model of what is passing. It has become an average player to one of the best defensive guards in the majors, and one of the most feared on the bases.

 

Also, many messages I received concerning the current state of development of our young prospects interested in their way through the baseball.

 

Some parents and recreation leaders have made me disappointed, others hopeful, some confused, others with a clear vision. In general, many comments and opinions varied and interesting.

 

From what I know for certain is that the organizations responsible for development of baseball are doing a good job, although some of its executives admit they lose much of their criticism of athletes ages 14 to 18 years of age.

 

Some reasons for this decline in participation at these ages are the boom have had other sports like volleyball, soccer, football, among others.

 

Other reasons are the lack of young people to continue in the sport to spend more time on other activities outside the playing field, and also the lack of interaction between parents and their children, among other reasons.

 

I believe that in recent years the Government has set up workshops in order to solve the problem, but it definitely needs to be done.

 

A group of former professional players from the likes of Felix Millan, Dickie Thon, Santos Alomar Sr. Mako Oliveras, among many others, have been organized with a view to bringing baseball coaches across the island

 

This could be the start of something very positive. The organization is named after the Puerto Rico Baseball Coaches Alliance (www.prbcalliance.org)

 

These professionals have already begun meeting with youth groups and coaches in order to teach to teach. Good luck.

 

As I said in my last column, even in these difficult times we live in, I am confident that we will move forward. ===========================

 

 

Wednesday April 6, 2011

 

Thanks for letting me represent

The Florida Marlins are now ready to begin the 2011 season. Onset of Major League season with a Puerto Rican leader at the helm of a team. Undoubtedly, this is a collective achievement. Achievement of people and effort of many countrymen of generations earlier than mine.

 

I can not help if you do not think and thank those who made it possible for people like me could be in this position.

 

Thanks to Roberto Clemente , Orlando "Peruchin" Cepeda , Juan "Terin" Pizarro ,Luis Rodríguez Olmo , Victor Pellot Power , Hiram Bithorn , Felix Millan , Jose "Cheo" Cruz , Santos Alomar Sr. and many others who were in charge, not open doors, but push them so that our generation could come and get these opportunities.

 

There are still many obstacles for us minorities, but not compared to what these guys went.

 

I want to thank all those unsung heroes , the coaches are from six in the afternoon until ten at night he practiced in our youth. Thanks to them is that there is baseball in our island. So is country.

 

Puerto Rico has gone another step demonstrating once again that we can if we want. This time on the sports field, but we've made in medicine, politics, arts, law, math and other intellectual fields.

 

And despite the difficult times we are experiencing as a society, we need to stay focused on what we as a people.

 

We are more, many more who are willing to work for a better Puerto Rico. We can not bend. I am confident that ultimately we're going out gracefully.

 

While my words may seem utopian, I assure you I have my feet firmly planted on earth.Where first planted in the alleys of my beach and the neighborhood are the branches of Ponce. Like many other marginalized sectors in Puerto Rico, which does not allow us to daydream. The few alternatives to get ahead was hard work and school.

 

I want to conclude by quoting the song " Like Us "from the Panamanian songwriter Rubén Blades dedicated to his neighborhood:

 

"... Our money never conquered poverty,

but the houses never surrendered I can.

I went to bed with faith that won

I wake up with peace of learned,

the important thing in life is to try,

than it costs is what I will not forget. "

 

Thanks, Puerto Rico, for allowing me to represent them.

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The 2011 season of Major League Baseball is already running. The team has had good and bad games so far. No doubt that rely heavily on the performance of our pitchers to succeed this season.

 

Another element that is crucial during the season will be able to keep top players healthy. This is because our margin for error is very small, we have no depth on the bench or in the minor leagues to replace those on the current roster. The organization does not have the capital to raise the payroll at any time you have a chance to trade for an established player.

 

This is what makes the challenge even more attractive and we are ready to enjoy the ups and downs of the season.

 

On the other hand, I was able to see in action to Angel Pagan and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets, during the opening three-game series.

 

Carlos is still one of the best hitters in the league. As a Pagan, I was well impressed with how much he has progressed. It's a complete player who can win a game in different ways.

 

Angel Pagan is a role model of what is passing. It has become an average player to one of the best defensive guards in the majors, and one of the most feared on the bases.

 

Also, many messages I received concerning the current state of development of our young prospects interested in their way through the baseball.

 

Some parents and recreation leaders have made me disappointed, others hopeful, some confused, others with a clear vision. In general, many comments and opinions varied and interesting.

 

From what I know for certain is that the organizations responsible for development of baseball are doing a good job, although some of its executives admit they lose much of their criticism of athletes ages 14 to 18 years of age.

 

Some reasons for this decline in participation at these ages are the boom have had other sports like volleyball, soccer, football, among others.

 

Other reasons are the lack of young people to continue in the sport to spend more time on other activities outside the playing field, and also the lack of interaction between parents and their children, among other reasons.

 

I believe that in recent years the Government has set up workshops in order to solve the problem, but it definitely needs to be done.

 

A group of former professional players from the likes of Felix Millan, Dickie Thon, Santos Alomar Sr. Mako Oliveras, among many others, have been organized with a view to bringing baseball coaches across the island

 

This could be the start of something very positive. The organization is named after the Puerto Rico Baseball Coaches Alliance (www.prbcalliance.org)

 

These professionals have already begun meeting with youth groups and coaches in order to teach to teach. Good luck.

 

As I said in my last column, even in these difficult times we live in, I am confident that we will move forward.

 

 

Just paste the url into http://translate.google.com He writes very clean spanish so it makes a nice translation.

 

 

Yes, that is amazing!

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It is time!

On Friday April 15, 2011 is celebrated in all the parks in the majors the legacy he left African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson-humanist.

 

On this day the players and staff in the field you want to use the number 42 on his uniform during the game can use it as a form of respect and gratitude to this great athlete and human being.

 

In the 1947 season Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, becoming the first player of color to see action in a game at this level.

 

Robinson's achievement transcended beyond the sports arena and had repercussions in other areas of American society.

 

In 1948 the United States President Harry S. Truman decided to end through an executive order prevailing racial segregation until the armed forces.

 

Sporting and social legacy of this great man is worthy of international acclaim.

 

I can not help but think of similarities between our Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente.

 

Both athletes fought for equal civil rights of minorities. Both suffered the agony of constant insults and death threats for his skin color.

 

Jackie Robinson was the person chosen carefully to break the color barrier in baseball. Although Roberto Clemente was not chosen to serve as a pioneer, I may attain many achievements among Latin Americans, recognition could not have fallen into better hands.

 

Clemente was the first Latino to win the award for 'Most Valuable Player' in a regular season. Besides being the first to have reached the 3,000 career hits. It was the first Latino to be selected to 'Hall of Fame' and last but not least achieving this distinction without having to wait 5 years after retirement regulations for election to election. Only two players in the history of the Hall of Fame have been exempt from this waiting period, Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente.

 

Since 1973 the Major League Baseball recognizes the contribution of Roberto to society and has established an annual award which bears the major league baseball player that stands out for its humanitarian performance off the field of play.

 

The initiative is welcome but it is time to take the next step, the number 21 should be removed Clemente in the same way that 42 of Jackie Robinson. All major league teams must withdraw the number 21.

 

For some years now there is a movement led to this action. It's an uphill battle but if they join the right areas could exert pressure due to this alone.

 

The Puerto Rico Baseball League and took the initiative and recall a few years ago the number 21 of all teams participating in the local tournament. I believe that the idea raised in the Caribbean Baseball Confederation this movement would be considered seriously by all the winter leagues.

 

Roberto Clemente once said, 'If you have the opportunity to achieve something for the benefit of those who come after you and you decide not to, you're wasting your time on earth. " Definitely he decided to do something and I am one of the beneficiaries.

 

I am sure that these words of Roberto transcend the sport and apply perfectly to all of us equally regardless of profession. To remove the 21. It is time!

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The 2011 season of Major League Baseball is already running. The team has had good and bad games so far. No doubt that rely heavily on the performance of our pitchers to succeed this season.

 

Another element that is crucial during the season will be able to keep top players healthy. This is because our margin for error is very small, we have no depth on the bench or in the minor leagues to replace those on the current roster. The organization does not have the capital to raise the payroll at any time you have a chance to trade for an established player.

 

This is what makes the challenge even more attractive and we are ready to enjoy the ups and downs of the season.

 

On the other hand, I was able to see in action to Angel Pagan and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets, during the opening three-game series.

 

Carlos is still one of the best hitters in the league. As a Pagan, I was well impressed with how much he has progressed. It's a complete player who can win a game in different ways.

 

Angel Pagan is a role model of what is passing. It has become an average player to one of the best defensive guards in the majors, and one of the most feared on the bases.

 

Also, many messages I received concerning the current state of development of our young prospects interested in their way through the baseball.

 

Some parents and recreation leaders have made me disappointed, others hopeful, some confused, others with a clear vision. In general, many comments and opinions varied and interesting.

 

From what I know for certain is that the organizations responsible for development of baseball are doing a good job, although some of its executives admit they lose much of their criticism of athletes ages 14 to 18 years of age.

 

Some reasons for this decline in participation at these ages are the boom have had other sports like volleyball, soccer, football, among others.

 

Other reasons are the lack of young people to continue in the sport to spend more time on other activities outside the playing field, and also the lack of interaction between parents and their children, among other reasons.

 

I believe that in recent years the Government has set up workshops in order to solve the problem, but it definitely needs to be done.

 

A group of former professional players from the likes of Felix Millan, Dickie Thon, Santos Alomar Sr. Mako Oliveras, among many others, have been organized with a view to bringing baseball coaches across the island

 

This could be the start of something very positive. The organization is named after the Puerto Rico Baseball Coaches Alliance (www.prbcalliance.org)

 

These professionals have already begun meeting with youth groups and coaches in order to teach to teach. Good luck.

 

As I said in my last column, even in these difficult times we live in, I am confident that we will move forward.

How did it translate it so perfectly? That's amazing.

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Wednesday April 27, 2011

Character, the sixth tool

 

Almost ending the fourth week of the season we have enjoyed a good start. Supported by our pitching staff in the first 22 games we have record of 15 wins and 7 lost.

 

Of those 15 wins 10 have been coming back. This shows what we've been preaching since training camp, the importance of mastering the basics in order to win the close games. In each of those games could point to at least a play routine call was made or failed to do and was instrumental in the final outcome of the game.

 

Another element that stands out in the team is what my friend Mako Oliveras recognized as the sixth tool, the mind. The first five are physical qualities such as speed, hitting, power, defense and arm strength.

 

The mental strength of an athlete and in the case of a major league baseball is as or more important than physical skills. Taking into account that professional baseball is played almost every day for seven months, counting spring training, coolness and determination of the individual to maintain power during the game is hard.

 

Under these requirements mean a physical skills with an excellent mental strength are good enough for a player to get to play in the majors. The reverse is also true. The players with outstanding physical qualities but weak-minded and / or character can not withstand the daily drive a full season.

 

In my opinion this is one of the main reasons for the decline of Puerto Rican players in the majors.

 

The vast majority of our young people lack the technical, physical and / or mentally submit to the long periods required by professional baseball. Contrary to our Dominican brothers from an early age play or played the game seven days a week, our only play two games per week and hopefully get together to practice once when there are parks available.

 

Background this observation with years of experience that I have worked with professional players from different countries, including Puerto Ricans.

 

Far from belittling our talent, I want to bring a voice of warning to all those young people with aspirations to be a day to get major leaguers. This constructive criticism alike want to take the coaches, parents and sports organizations. Pay attention to strengthening the character and mental strength of our youth and not merely the technical aspect of the game.

 

On the other hand I want to share an unforgettable experience I had this past weekend when the Marlins had in concert to 'Mulatos taste', El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.

 

The master Rafael Ithier and Eddie Perez held the launch of the first pitch prior to the meeting. Here I had the opportunity to talk with them and is rather surprised at how much you know Don Rafael Ithier baseball. Is a staunch fan. In a moment to pose for a picture with Don Rafa, I felt as if our flag to me is that El Gran Combo Puerto Rico.

 

I like my people, I like my people. My people that have heritage, Indian, Spanish and African, my people who is standing looking for a new tomorrow, proud of his Latin American essence.

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Saturday May 7 2011

 

John Johnson

 

It is no secret that the Marlins' pitching has been the factor that has led us to have the best record in franchise history in the first 25 games of the season.

 

Both starters and bullpen pitchers deserve all the credit for such action. But among this outstanding group deserves special mention our stellar starter Josh Johnson.

 

Josh did something never before achieved in modern history (beginning in 1900) in the majors. For the month of April allowed only 18 hits in 41 innings pitched. The record was held by none other than a member of the 'Hall of Fame' Nolan Ryan, who had allowed 19 uncontested for this month. This statistic includes only pitchers with at least 40 innings pitched or more.

 

I take this opportunity to introduce to you a snapshot of athletic component is Josh Johnson.

 

The right of 27 years old and 6'7 "tall was selected in the fourth round of the 2002 draft. He made his major league debut in 2005, but was in 2006 that was established as a pitcher at this level. In August 2007 he underwent surgery common in baseball as the UCL known by its acronym in English (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction). In the sporting environment is best known as surgery of 'Tommy John'. There is nothing more than replacing an elbow ligament with a tendon from another part of the body the same person, often the forearm, hamstring, knee or foot.

 

For the year 2008 after more than 10 months of recovery Josh was throwing back in the majors.

 

Far from affecting the strength of arm surgery Josh strengthened to the extent that it is throwing harder now than before.

 

The line of Johnson is ranked by experts as the third most powerful in the majors. The first and second place belongs to Ubaldo Jimenez (Colorado Rockies) and Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers) to launch the line at an average of 96.1 and 95.4 miles per hour respectively. Johnson throws his fastball at 94.9 mph.

 

What makes his fastball more effective than others is the angle at which the spear and the location of his pitches.

 

Using the immensity of his stature the angle at which the launch is approaching the batter is one in a tailspin, what they call in English the 'downhill angle. " This feature is a great advantage for the pitcher and the hitter can barely see the top of the ball. If you add that is thrown at about 95 mph at a distance of less than 60 feet is a pitch very close to invisible to the batter.

 

Adding quality to their release is the control that Josh shows in every one of them. In simple words put the ball wherever and whenever, in, out, up, down.

 

Josh Johnson The difference this year is that it has added another element to its already on its way to launch effective. Has increased the repertoire of his shots. He already had his fastball, sinker, change and slider. For the little pleasure of the hitters is throwing a 80 mph slow curve.

 

When the batter is ready to hit the most uncomfortable straight Major League Baseball to 95mph, or perhaps thinking of the slider at 90mph, for the time they throw a curve less than 15mph expected. This keeps the hitters, literally out of balance.

 

Josh Johnson was named the 'Pitcher of the Month' in the majors with an ERA of 0.88 (runs allowed in nine innings), 39 strikeouts in 41 innings and allowed only 18 indisputable. The hitters have averaged a meager .130 before their releases.

 

Our young pitchers in Puerto Rico take note of some of the features needed to launch the best baseball in the world. Not take into account the speed because not everyone throws 95mph, but consider working on the angle, location, control and repertoire of his shots as a basis to be effective.

 

A prospectus hitters, good luck.

 

 

Can't get enough of this stuff, but who is John Johnson, haha.

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Wednesday May 11, 2011

 

Roy Halladay vs. Josh Johnson; Prospects

 

On Tuesday I witnessed in a row inside the clash of two of the best pitchers of our time, Roy Halladay (Philadelphia) and Josh Johnson (Florida). That great game!

 

All the physical preparation, mental and emotional of the two athletes was evident in that game. The tension of the players, managers, coaches, and fans was obvious narrators. We knew very well that the margin for error was minimal. Everyone in its highest concentration and dedication in their enforceable.

 

It really was one of the best experiences I have enjoyed my short coaching career at this level. Enjoy every second of the game.

 

The game was tied at one run until the eighth inning where we scored a go-ahead. Exciting. In addition to all this was that we were victorious able to overcome the team that many experts rated the team win the championship. We beat the best pitcher in baseball and the team favorite for this season. This gives us instant credibility, leaving our team demonstrated that it is serious for 2011.

 

We must keep our focus every day. It is here that the real challenge lies. The consistency that we show for the next five months of campaigning. We are more than willing to take on the challenge.

 

On another note, I could keep up with some interesting sporting events that are happening in Puerto Rico. For example, the celebration of 'Tournament of Excellence', an event that brings together the best prospects in the courtyard with a view to signing professional.

 

Reading some news and talking to some scouts and baseball men in Puerto Rico, I say the harvest for this year and is shaping the future positively. For this I congratulate everyone involved in the development of baseball in Cuba. As always, special congratulations to those who call with esteem 'unsung heroes'. Congratulations to the coaches who spend their time developing everyday skills of our young prospects and no prospects.

 

Young people and parents of these athletes I wish you luck in the upcoming free-agent sweepstakes. It is a very important moment in the lives and careers of these youth and sports is why you should take the time to educate themselves about the process and what it means to be a professional sport.

 

They must understand that by signing this contract is put in a position to demand of yourself the best of their physical, mental and emotional. It is one of the most demanding sports careers. The challenge of achieving their physical potential and maintain concentration and focus daily for a period of eight months requires much preparation, mental toughness and dedication.

 

Believe me when I say that the biggest obstacle that is presented to prospects is the ability to cope with the life of a professional baseball player out. It takes discipline and professional staff, character, courage and bravery to overcome the so-called failures are going to present on the road.

 

For example when a particular game received four strikeouts in four shifts, or two innings when he scored nine runs. Neither mom or dad, or girlfriend will be there with you at this time. They need to believe in their abilities and demonstrate a desire to continue working to raise their game.

 

Remember this because it is in these moments that your mood will be more exposed and fragile to the temptations posed by life outside the home. The mental strength and personal commitment, patriotic family and I will help you through this time.

 

Those who are not selected, remember that it is not the end of the world. Keep working, would not be the first nor the last that could be enjoying a long career in the majors without being chosen in the lottery. Good luck to all.

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Friday May 20, 2011

 

Prospects and Draft

 

During this week we played okay. The pitchers are looking very good and even Javy Vazquez has been a little shaky we are confident that you can make the adjustments needed to solidify our rotation.

 

This Friday will begin interleague games. This first series will be against the team from Tampa, other Florida State team. It will be a difficult weekend as the Rays are in first place in the ever-strong division American League East. We are ready for battle.

 

Last week I mentioned the upcoming free agent Sweepstakes (Draft) to be held the first week of June. There have been many emails I have received on this subject and it is obvious concern and knowledge in this process. For the benefit of parents and prospective intend to elaborate on this and my subsequent writings on the draw.

 

Before submitting my comments I want to clarify that only express my opinion. Each individual situation with each of the prospects and realities in the Draft is different from one another. However, there are standard procedures.

 

I'm sure both parents and prospects have already heard plenty of advice. Maybe too much advice. Some of these are contradictory to the confusion that the clarification of doubts. Try to clarify some doubts.

 

There are basically three groups of people they have been receiving information input process. These are the scouts, agents (who call themselves 'advisors') and the fans and / or parents 'experts' in the subject.

 

Scouts talk about in this space. The vast majority of scouts are very good and always show a high level of professionalism.

 

No matter what kind of scout is, good or bad, everyone wants an honest answer from parents and prospects regarding their intentions to sign professional. My advice is to be honest with them and most importantly with yourself.

 

The most critical point of the process is about the amount of money that would be willing to sign. First you must find information about the average money offered in each selection and then determine whether they would agree with an offer to be around that amount. All this must be weighed before being selected, so you as a family and have a plan of action. This gives an idea before the draw and would be much more prepared for the traumatic process of negotiation.

 

Something you should know is that organizations make the decision to select players based on their skills, number one, and secondly because of what they call signability.

 

The signability is nothing to get a feel for the amount of money which the player would be willing to sign. This is why we must be honest in their responses to the scouts. No specific amounts have to tell. An acceptable answer would be, 'I will be willing to negotiate what the fifth round providing' ... or the sixth or tenth. That depends on what you decide. If they are unwilling to sign for less than a million dollars, also let him know. What to avoid is not to accept an offer less than an amount, where it is not true. This instead of helping, could adversely affect your selection.

 

Many prospects openly express a specific amount regardless of the selection round. This strategy is fine, I return and I stress if that is your real intention.

 

To complete the theme of the Scouts, if one of them says with certainty that round will be selected, probably does not know what he's talking about. Their job is to assess the skills of the prospectus and express their views on what type of player will be. There are many factors for the selection of a player who are beyond the control of the scouts.

 

I want to clarify that I have the highest respect for the vast majority of our scouts, was one of them for over 15 years. But I worry that minority sometimes they hurt the reputation of the profession through their actions.

 

Discuss other issues in my next writings. Let me know about some point they wanted to clarify.

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Can we sign Edwin to an extension already?

 

Wednesday May 25, 2011

 

A third of the season

 

Last weekend we won two of three games in our first interleague series when we face the strong team of Tampa.

 

The first game was won by Anibal Sanchez on what has been established as one of the best young pitchers in the National League rights.

 

In the second game saw a much more aggressive Javier Vazquez in their first outings. Though his fastball at times reached the 92 miles per hour was his ability to throw his secondary pitches for strikes in any count, which helped launch a great game. His dominance was total against a lineup that has very good quality hitters Evan Longoria, BJ Upton and Johnny Damon.

 

Javier money to the Rays for seven tickets to earn his third win of the season. His next start is scheduled for Friday when they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

At present we are in the midst of a tour of nine games on the West Coast with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Arizona.

 

Upon completion of this tour will be completed one-third of the season with a total of 54 games played of 162 who are on the calendar. This period will give us a good idea of ​​the adjustments that have to do to continue the search for one of our goals is to win the division.

 

The boys have adapted well to the style of play that we practice and develop the training camps and have taken up the mantra of 'mastery of the obvious. " The pitchers attacking the strike zone, the fielders made the routine plays in a consistent and timely hitting offensive showing an intelligent according to the situation that the game deserves.

 

We played against teams selected by experts as favorites and they played very well, actually played better against those teams with the other. It seems that the boys raise their game against better competition.

 

We have faced defeats, disappointments, exhaustion and injuries since the beginning of the season. The most serious injury is now Josh Johnson is out for at least two weeks, but despite that, the group has held together as a team and the element of learning has always been present.

 

The most important feature in this whole process has been to develop a winning attitude of the boys, the confidence that every night we have a good chance of winning.

 

The soul base to form a championship team is created and developed in the clubhouse, hotels, aircraft and the moments spent together outside the computer field. The boys have got the message and truth that we are going very well.

 

In fact, air travel are really interesting and fun, but long. You can hear all kinds of music blaring from merengue, salsa, bachata, country, hip-hop, all around group discussions, card games, some watching movies. The Bus is modern air. "

 

The family atmosphere and camaraderie on the team is amazing. We move and play as an entity. We are really enjoying the game and season.

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