Tuesday, January 04, 2005

More Randy Johnson Optimism

(a) Peter Gammons pointed out that Randy Johnson has never pitched in a cold, wet April. In Seattle he pitched indoors, and Arizona is always a hundred degrees, so who knows how he'll respond to 40-degree nights in Junkee Stadium?

(b) Looking at his stats, he can be susceptible to the long ball. With the short right field porch in Yankee Stadium, who knows?

(c) He was not great in '03, so maybe '04 was a fluke, he got lucky, but he's really headed downhill. Then again, they didn't get him for April; they got him for October. So all he has to do is pitch four or five good games.

Again, I could be wrong, but I better not be.

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