Friday, February 25, 2011
Tomorrow Bartolo Colon Pitches
Tomorrow we'll begin to get a look at some of the competition for the back end of the rotation. If prior spring training memories serve me correctly, Colon will only pitch a couple innings, but at the very least we'll know if his command is really what they're saying it is. Good command, even with a lackluster fastball, can produce good results. Mike Mussina's 20 win season was made more impressive with his 85 mph fastball missing bats. The problem is that Mussina was always a finesse pitcher and Colon was always a power pitcher. Tomorrow we'll get our first food for thought in the great rotation rounding debate.