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According to an article on the Yankees website, there are questions about if this kid, who's clearly trying to make the rotation again is putting on too much muscle... and will that muscle hurt him? They'd like him to focus more on flexibility. The thinking is, that may be for effective for him in the long run.
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After reading that, I did alittle research of my own. During that research, I found this article on pitching.com. and it's interesting. It states:
"We now have another valid reason why so many pitchers do not reach their velocity potential. They spend too much time on flexibility training. Specifically, pitchers spend wasted time on static stretching prior to throwing that studies have now proven actually reduces velocity."
Now pitching.com is just another theory, but the reality is, it goes against what Cashman said, and you have to wonder if the Yankees are doing the right thing with Sevy, or if Sevy has his own plan. We at BYB found that nugget fascinating.