…but, I’m sure he’ll learn to love them, quickly, if he ever hits the free agent market and needs to have it appear that New York is interested in him in order to help his contract offers…
Via the Detroit News yesterday:
With two scoreless innings of relief in the Tigers’ 8-6 loss Wednesday night, Joel Zumaya was back at his best against the team he likes the least.
When it comes to his opinion of them, there’s just no holding back.
“I can’t stand the Yankees, man, and I’m going to go right after them,” he said after an outing in which he hit 100 mph on the radar gun. “But that’s just part of this game. I’m going to go right after guys.”
When asked by John Keating of Fox Sports Detroit what he doesn’t like about the Yankees, Zumaya said, “there are little things about them I can’t stand. They’re just the Yankees.”
Of throwing 100 mph again, Zumaya said “to me that’s old news. If I pound the strike zone, it doesn’t matter how hard it is.
“I was throwing strikes and if (100 miles an hour) popped up, that’s a real good thing. But I’m just going to try and pound the zone, as I said earlier. That’s going to be my key to success.”