Category: Pitching Mechanics
John Maine’s Chronic Mechanical Problem

John Maine’s Chronic Mechanical Problem

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Absolutely nothing has changed with John Maine since I wrote this post in late July 2008: I Can Fix Maine in 10 Minutes. Mind you, this was before Maine's shoulder problems arose ...

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Oliver Perez and Release Points

Oliver Perez and Release Points

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NOTE: This is a guest post by Matt Himelfarb. Jerry Manuel deserves credit for usually putting a humorous spin on another of Oliver Perez’s dreadful outings. I always ...

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Johan Santana is Fixed

Johan Santana is Fixed

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According to Dan Warthen -- by way of Adam Rubin and other media outlets -- Johan Santana had a very good bullpen session, during which he addressed and fixed an issue with his ...

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What’s Wrong with Johan Santana?

What’s Wrong with Johan Santana?

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Johan Santana's velocity is down, as is his command. One thing I notice is his arm dragging behind slightly -- it's out of sync with his hips, and as a result the hips and legs ...

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Oliver Perez: Pitch Now, Talk Later

Oliver Perez: Pitch Now, Talk Later

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There's been a lot of talk surrounding Oliver Perez lately -- from his coach, his teammates, and himself. Enough of the jibber-jabber, it's time for Ollie to concentrate on ...

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Maine’s Stride Length Explained

Maine’s Stride Length Explained

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Dan Warthen is lengthening John Maine's stride, in the hopes of getting Maine back to top form. But what exactly does stride length mean to a pitcher? Can eight inches really make ...

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