We stepped up and are paying for cable. I’ll be watching the Twins like a boss this summer.
Ricky Nolasco is a generic starting righthander, but how often do you encounter a competent, 4 pitch generic right handed SP? Mind you, as a Twins fan you say this having watched people fellas like Nick Blackburn and Vance Worley and PJ Walters the last couple years. Anyway… I had never seen Nolasco pitch, he being a national leaguer in years prior. Sits at 93 with fastball… very bendy 1-7 curveball….good slider….good changeup. That’s a real, classic righthander right there, not a barely passable imitation.
Chris Sale: with my long memory, been trying to figure who he compares to. He’s very tall, very skinny, throws very hard, and releases from the extreme left…. There’s a passing resemblance to Randy Johnson there. But Johnson let go about shoulder high and Sale lets go about nipple high, so Sale is actually a bit more unique. The other tall skinny lefthander who threw this way was John Candelaria, who won 20 for the Pirates in 1977.
Chris Colabello: Does not have a slow bat, which I was saying last year.