Originally Posted by alwaysawarrior
Keep in mind he had a manager last year who all but told him to abandon everything but the fastball. I don't remember the exact quote but at some point in the season last year he basically said why would he throw anything but a fastball....I think as a starter we will see him work in other pitches with consistency, because he will have to. I am also aware there will probably be bumps in the road, but the risk is worth the reward.
Not sure if this is meant as a criticism, but if it is I don't know that I see a problem with this for a closer, especially when no one really proved that they could hit it. Nevertheless, I agree he will have to develop the repertoire in order to be effective because (and this I find amazing) major league hitters can learn to hit an exclusive diet of fastballs, even from a guy who has an extraordinary one.