Found February 24, 2012 on Seattle Times:
Just chatted with Lance Painter, the former big league pitcher who handled James Paxton and Erasmo Ramirez in Class AA last season. Painter has had the chance to observe both guys up close this spring -- along with Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker -- and does not expect any of the quartet to b overcome with nerves during today's intra-squad game. The game gets underway in about an hour. "They aren't cocky, but I don't think they'll be nervous either,'' he said. "They have a tremendous sense of confidence in what their abilities are.'' Painter said Ramirez -- often overlooked in all the hulabaloo over the Paxton-Hultzen-Walker trio (photo above) -- has made "tremendous strides" since last year. Read more...
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