• Come Back To Me

    Posted by on February 18th, 2006 · Comments (2)

    From the Record, for the record:

    Joe Torre is planning to take it easy with hard throwers Kyle Farnsworth and Tanyon Sturtze this year, using them each for one inning if possible.

    Torre said he “overused” Sturtze, who is on a more gradual throwing program. Sturtze suffered from biceps tendinitis late last season, but Torre believes he’ll be able to start the year on time. “We’re just going slower with him.”

    Mariano Rivera could throw off a mound for the first time today, and he’s also on a gradual program. Octavio Dotel, returning from Tommy John surgery, is throwing off flat ground and is not expected back until June.

    “I think we have to make a conscious effort to monitor these guys a little better,” Torre said.

    Anyone want to establish an under/over on how many times I will have to link back to this report over the course of the season?

    Comments on Come Back To Me

    1. baileywalk
      February 18th, 2006 | 2:19 pm

      Man, Torre is really bugging the hell out of me this spring. I wish they would have dumped him for Joe Girardi.

      Why is it that Sturtze will start the year on time, even though he’s not throwing off the mound yet and isn’t on schedule, but Torre tells the press that Pavano might not be ready to start the season? Zucchini nose is at it again. This guy is so aggravating. It was especially stupid with Pavano because the press was hounding him about injuries to begin with. Torre just threw gasoline onto the flames with his premature comment.

    2. JohnnyC
      February 18th, 2006 | 8:10 pm

      Probably personal. He doesn’t like Pavano. Whatever. Anyway, I’ll believe Torre’s turned over a new leaf when I see it.

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