Posted March 25, 2012 on sbb.scout.com
TAMPA, Fla. - Michael Pineda has repeatedly made statements this spring explaining that velocity is not important right now, that "nobody throws hard in spring training", and that this is the time for pitchers to work on things. He's mostly correct, but can you blame some onlookers for being a little curious as to why he has been, at times, 7-8 mph below his typical 2012 fastball this spring?
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