I understand your feelings about Coffey. However, he did have a 3.58 era last year. It has jumped 2.5 runs to 6.04 this year. It is possible he simply had a terrible year, and I think he should be given a second chance in spring training to show he is still the player he was in 2006. He has dug a big hole for himself, and he should be given the opportunity to dig himself out.
that is a hilarious visual. i would love Mac to change his mind in the middle of coffey's sprint and point him to to the dugout. that would suffice after all the painful outings we've been forced to sit through this season.
enough about his running, what about his pitching?...send him back to AAA?
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He would growl, snarl, hollar, etc and that was his trademark.
Of course he was pitching great. Then when he started to slide back, the act didnt do much for people.
Well I know this is just something Coffey probably has done forever but when you are pitching like he is, it just brings extra attention to himself.
To me, if a guy is going to have a "gimmick" like that, you better be pretty good !
At least an era in the 3's and not in the 6's
basically these #'s are ip-h-era-whip-ba
2005 CIN 58.0 84 4.50 1.64 .344
2006 CIN 78.0 85 3.58 1.44 .274
2007 CIN 44.2 61 6.04 1.75 .324
Some one need to stop him from running in it is that simple
pitches 1-15 hitters are hitting .378
after 15 pitches (after he catches his breathe) .213
That is true- he will need to reduce the number of hits he gives up if he wants to be successful in the bullpen.