I wasn't sure of the answer, so I asked my girlfriend and she told me, "Stop it, can't you see I'm watching a show."
I really enjoy the mental game that goes back and forth between the battery and the batter. Like when a pitcher knows to shake off the first pitch no matter what, and then the catcher flashes the same sign and the pitcher accepts. Beautiful. Just making the batter stand there a second longer and think about this pitch, this situation, this inning, this worthless life he is leading, his deteriorating marraige, the unacceptance of his children, and so on.
A good catcher/pitching coach knows the young pitcher's ability and will call a contained game, but also will give the pitcher room to challenge himself on certain pitches. I think this happened with Cueto a lot last season. As he grows, expect him to take the game more into his own hands. Right now though, he's still learning how to develop some pitches and throw them for strikes. Does that mean I trust Dick Pole. Not really.
Really good thread sir.