Brandon Webb looked so impressive friday Im wondering if this guy can be scooped up by the reds. If he could teach one guy in our organization the sinker Webb has if would be worth it. I think money should not be an issue when it comes to these (Soto, Niekro, etc) type of guru's.
The sinkerball wasn't always part of Webb's repertoire. It's not a pitch Reds rightfielder Austin Kearns, a Lexington, Ky., native, remembers seeing when the two met on the field in high school.
"When I faced him, he was a senior and his fastball was as straight as could be," Kearns said. "It didn't move a bit. Then, somebody taught him a sinker. We need to find the guy who taught him that."
Well, here's the name: Royal Clayton, who worked with Webb during his first professional season when Webb played for the Class A South Bend Silver Hawks. Clayton told Webb he thought it'd be a good pitch for him to learn.