Gee, you think
Now, I’m really not trying to criticize Jeff Pentland here. I’m sure he knows far more about hitting than I ever will. But, well, just read this comment about Beltre’s problems:
“I was looking at the tapes of the last four or five games, and it seemed to me he needed to cover more of the outside of the plate,” Pentland said. “I talked to him about it, and he said he’d move closer to the plate.”
The fact that the M’s hitting coach just noticed that Beltre’s not covering the outside of the plate well is just jaw dropping. We’ve been complaining about/making fun of Beltre’s inability to hit the outside pitch for the better part of 13 months now. And we’re just fans.