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I really pride myself on not missing starts and being able to take the ball when it’s my turn, I want to be able to do my job and take my turn. Especially in the playoffs.
I think when people speak and they come from a place of sincerity and like caring about the situation, you know, it’s easy for people to identify that, and to hear that in the genuine nature of it.
When the pressure is on, you’re going to default back to how you’ve played your whole life and how you’d normally pitch.
Engineers have a certain mindset of how they approach problem solving. That’s basically what engineers are: problem solvers. You identify the problem. Then you design a process to solve the problem. Then you execute the process and repeat it over and over until you get it right.
Sometimes you don’t realize how unhappy you are in a situation until you are out of it, because it’s just kind of day-to-day life.
I want to make my fastball better. How do I high-grade my fastball to make it the best fastball in the league? I can only throw so hard. I’m close to my genetic ceiling on my velocity.
I’m very much human.
You always have to surround yourself with people that are more knowledgeable than you or are better at certain skill sets than you are, so they pull you up.
I haven’t heard a single negative thing. Everyone has glowing reviews. A lot of people have told me, ‘If you can play for the Dodgers, you should. First class.’
You grow from failure. That’s one thing I try to apply to my life in all aspects.
Because I was drafted high, I got the reputation of being conceited, like I’m too good for this person or that person.
Spring training is kind of my offseason. I’m preparing for the season, but the workload that I experience in spring is much lower than any other time of year. And so, I enjoy it.
People get the wrong impression about me. They think I’m elitist or I’m conceited or whatever. But I’m a really good person. I take care of my friends and my family. I’m kindhearted. I’m a better person than a lot of people I’m surrounded by. I’ll get chewed up for saying that, but it’s true.
I finally at some point in high school just decided that’s what I was going to do. I was going to be true to myself.
There are good parts and bad parts and middle parts about everybody. So what I would like to be known as is someone who was true to himself and passionate about the game.
The better I am, the better the team is, so you should want me to be selfish about how good I am.
I was a really big – I was a big fan of pitching staffs in general growing up, not necessarily teams. So I liked the Braves pitching staff of Maddox, Glavine, and Smoltz, and I liked the A’s pitching staff with Zito, Hudson, and Mulder.
A piece of my training program is doing exercises to force myself to work in an unconscious or a subconscious realm, as opposed to a conscious realm.
I wasn’t a natural-born athlete. I was made.
I like making myself uncomfortable and throwing different stuff my way and trying to find a solution for it. I think that’s how you improve. Find a way to make yourself uncomfortable, get comfortable with it, and do it again.
It’s definitely nice to come and say, ‘Yeah, I put in a lot of work and I worked on the right stuff and it is working,’ as opposed to saying ‘I put in a lot of work and I don’t know if it’s working or not.’
I try to understand other people’s viewpoints on things and be better in the future. I think if you look at my history as a baseball player, my history on social media and my history as a person, for those who know me well, they know that I apply that process to everything that I do.
That’s really one thing I really care about as a person is trying to make the people’s lives around me better. Whether that’s just being a friend and listening or with information I can offer. However it is, that’s something I care about and I try to do on a regular basis.
Ice your arm, after a start, pitchers will put the ice bag on their elbow and their shoulder. Makes no sense. It makes a lot more sense to do isometric activity, movement based recovery than to just put your arm in ice.
I’m not explosive. I can’t jump.
Personally, I think fans would rather watch a DH hit than a pitcher hit.
I played soccer when I was little, but I wasn’t very good at it.
I try to make the things that I say be based in reality, based in facts, and truthful. And if that’s the case, and you want to be upset at me for stating the truth, that’s your choice.
I’ve always enjoyed being on MLB Network Radio as a guest.
I want to win a World Series. I’ve come in second, both in college and in the big leagues. I’m tired of it.
The professional game, in a lot of ways, sucks. It’s not fun like 11-year-old baseball was or college baseball or high school baseball.
Generally when I say stuff, people take it one way or the other.
I’m online a lot.
I’ve had coaches along the way that actively go out of their way to make sure that I don’t succeed. They don’t like me.
I ignore the vast majority of things people say to me online. Sometimes, I respond. But all you see is the response.
Everybody is afraid of risk.
More so than any other major American sport, baseball has the most diversity of culture and personality, and is the least marketable. Why? It doesn’t make any sense.
I hate losing. It drives me nuts.
I care about making the game, the industry and the people I’m around better because I’m around. Ultimately that’s what creates a legacy… But you have to be OK with making people mad because people don’t like change.
I just get this reputation of being a bad teammate, but no one would come in and tell me why.
Look, I’m not that big.
I do think more players should engage with fans, especially on social media.
Growth and maturation isn’t celebrated or isn’t talked about in society now. Is it possible that I was a bad teammate in 2012? Sure. Is it also possible that I’m a good teammate in 2019? Sure.
I like to try to learn from my past and be a better person because of it. Better player, better teammate. Better everything.
If anything, I hope to see more players feel comfortable speaking out and sharing their perspectives openly in the future. The game needs more of that in my opinion.
I have no problem with Gerrit. We had a rocky relationship in college, because he told me that I had no future in baseball and he insulted my work ethic as a freshman. I don’t take kindly to those couple things, so we had our issues. And I have, I don’t know, those feelings have long since faded.
I like the two-seam fastball. That’s a pitch I’m fascinated with.
I spend so much time thinking and I don’t generally have strong emotional reactions too much.
It’s definitely nice when you develop a plan and you go out there and you work on it with the idea that it’s going to work, but you never really know until you get into a game situation and you see how it plays out.
Guys that are striking out 200 times, like Joey Gallo – in 1990 he would have hit 75 home runs every year because he’s facing guys with an average velocity of 90 miles an hour, good command and O.K. breaking balls.
You want to be one of the main guys out there with your teammates and contributing.
As soon as I sense you’re developing feelings, I’m going to cut it off, because I’m not interested in a relationship and I’m emotionally unavailable.
Why would you lock yourself in a situation that may not make you happy? I think that’s highly inefficient.
Performing well’s always pleasing, especially when the team gets the win and you can help contribute to it.
In a competition, you get fired up, you’re jacked up on adrenaline and you do stuff sometimes that you look at later and you’re like ‘How the heck did I even do that? Why would I do something like that?’ But it’s just in the moment.
I think at the end of the day, I am myself, to a fault.
I’m not that strong. I’m not fast.
I don’t want to be a player that signs a long-term deal and towards the end is resented, either by the fan base, by the organization, or on my end for having my performance slip below what my contract dictates.
I want to be happy. I want to enjoy playing baseball.
Zito was my favorite pitcher for a good long time, pretty much until Lincecum came into the league. Obviously, if you know Barry Zito, you know the big curveball. So that was kind of my inspiration for learning how to throw it. Tried to pattern that pitch off of him as much as possible.