Re: Fallen Star Rises Anew - twincities.com
I guess all that drinking and partying was a factor in his weight gain.
What a lot of people forget about his experiment as a starter is that he was put into the rotation after his performance as a closer was declining. He wasn't as bad as he was before he was released but he was pitching poorly enough for them to try something different with him. Then he had enough success as a starter for them to convert him to it full time. Perhaps the problem wasn't that he was converted to a starter but that he let himself go physically and had the alcohol and personal problems.