I agree with this. That is a real risk and he'd have to recognize this and learn to serve these pitches to the opposite field to hit for a real high average. He does seem to be seeing the ball better this year, taking more walks and seeing more pitches and this is a real good sign. Rasmus seems to trust his ability a little more now, not feeling the need to over commit and start his swing too soon. Hopefully this should help him recognize pitches and location better and lessen the time it takes for him to learn to adjust to fastballs up in the zone. I also think it's likely Rasmus gets into the 2nd slot against right handed starters at some point and if so he'll see fewer pitches at the edges of the zone with albert and Matt looming. To me the real chess piece is McGwire. How effective will he be as a hitting coach? No doubt he'll recognize the league busting Rasmus hard and up but can he successfully convey a remedy to a left handed hitter with a stroke so different than his own? I think REAL NASTY leftys will always give him trouble but doesn't that apply to more than 90% of the left handed hitters in the game?
MVP****AL07,AL05,NL04,ALNL03,ALNL02,NL01,ALNL00,AL99,ALNL98,ALNL96 RIP Cammi
Cmon Bud NOW is the time to sack up and force feed an Olympic style drug testing program down Fehr's fat throat and save OUR game from these blatant cheaters!