The Jury wrote:Deuce wrote:spacehamster01 wrote:Deuce wrote:Yorvit Torrealba ripped the Giants to shreds this past week.
Well thing is though, the Giants have new pitchers this year than when he played the Giants. The only pitchers he caught for that were on the Giants when he was there were Schmidt and Lowry.
In his case, he wasn't out to get to the pitching. He wanted to beat the team who chose several other catchers while he waited for his turn. He was playing the organization more than his battery mates.
A player can't give more than 100%. If you're trying your best every at-bat, then it doesn't matter who you are facing, the result will be what it would be anyways. I don't buy into the philosophy of being able to have a better plate appearance just because you're angry at the opposing team.
If that's the case, most guys aren't going 100% all of the time.