The best part of spring training is you never know who’ll pop in. Today it was Sandy Koufax, who talked shop with Pedro Martinez and Billy Wagner. In particular he was there to talk to Wagner about adding a curveball.
“He’s trying to change up a little bit,” Koufax said. “Billy has gone hard, hard, hard. The curveball is something that’s a little off-speed. It’s something that he’s been interested in for awhile.”
Koufax said when older power pitchers get in trouble then sometimes try to overthrow when the best thing they could do is take something off the pitch.
“He’s such a wealth of experience,” Wagner said. “Hopefully, something will sink in.”