Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Another thing that I just noticed (it took me two months to see that). Could Aurilia also be "responsible" for the bullpen's collapse this year on top of being an offensive/defensive black hole? Pitching coach Bryan Price always did a pretty good job on the pitching staff ever since he came in, but this year is a bit different. Granted, the arms in the pen are comparatively worse (Myers, Villone, Hasegawa back to earth...), but the number on Price's back also has changed. He now wears a #27 jersey and left #35 for Rich. It's probably a coincidence, but it's interesting how some things come together.