CJ NITKOWSKI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Frank Thomas thinks they’re doctoring baseballs this year

Legendary slugger and 2014 Hall of Famer Frank Thomas joined Fox as a baseball analyst this season, and I’ve enjoyed his work with Gabe Kapler, CJ Nitkowski and co. so far. The whole operation comes off as mostly levelheaded and intelligent about baseball on FS1. That said, he has some thoughts that come off a little tinfoil-y. The man known as “The Big Hurt” tweeted this early...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Whiparound: Big Hurt, Nitkowski discuss Dodgers 'pen

MLB Whiparound: Frank Thomas and C.J. Nitkowski discuss the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen.
Via FOXSports.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB P CJ Nitkowski uses his dog to teach his son how to slide (Video)

Former MLB relief pitcher CJ Nitkowski appears to have successfully made the transition from professional ballplayer to coach. His training methods are a bit unorthodox, but we all know all the great ones like to be unpredictable. On Friday morning, Nitkowski posted a video on Twitter of him teaching his son how to execute a proper [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nitkowski: '42' role brings home Robinson's path

For The Associated Press EDITOR'S NOTE: C.J. Nitkowski pitched for eight teams in the major leagues from 1995-2005, then played pro ball in Japan and South Korea. He portrays Phillies pitcher Dutch Leonard in the current film `42.' --- Jackie Robinson had no influence on me. He didn't open any doors for me. He didn't pave any way. He didn't give me the hope...
Via Fox Sports
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday 5: C.J. Nitkowski

C.J. Nitkowski's baseball career has taken him to some pretty interesting places.  From Cincinnati to New York (twice), Japan to South Korea...dude has just about seen it all. But his latest role (get it?) finds him in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform doubling as Dutch Leonard in the film "42". HOVG:  How does one go from looking for another ride in the...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Need A Lefty? How Bout C.J.?

Need For A Lefty In The Big Boy Pen? Why Not Tab The Guy You Already Have? C.J. Nitkowski is a man among boys these days. The 39-year-old left-hander is throwing the ball extremely well at Buffalo with his version 2.0 side-arm pitching motion. As he becomes more and more comfortable with his new delivery, he feels more and more confident that he will get back to the show, despite...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Sign CJ Nitkowski To Minor League Deal

Left-handed reliever CJ Nitkowski announced on Twitter that he has signed with the Mets and is headed to Double-A Binghamton. Back in March, Nitkowski auditioned for the Mets in front of J.P. Ricciardi and Dan Warthen, and it was later reported they would offer him a minor league deal. “They liked what they saw,” Nitkowski said at the time. “They seemed pleased. It’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Liked What They Saw From Nitkowski

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Nitkowski said the Mets seemed pleased with what they saw from him in his tryout today. “They liked what they saw,” Nitkowski said. “They seemed pleased. It’s nice to come back into this atmosphere and to get feedback from people who know what they’re talking about.” Nitkowski, a New York native, said his first choice would be...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

C.J. Nitkowski impressed & Video of his new delivery

Lefty C.J. Nitkowski had a try-out today in front of J.P. Ricciardi and Dan Warthen.  The 38 y/o is attempting to make a comeback as a LOOGY using an arm slot similar to Pedro Feliciano and being from Queens his first choice is the Mets.  He's a four pitch pitcher with a four seam, two seam, change-up and curve.  According to Nitkowski the Mets liked what they saw in his...
Via Mets Fever
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

LHP Nitkowski Auditioning For Mets Bullpen Spot

Free-agent LHP C.J. Nitkowski is trying out for the Mets in front of J.P. Ricciardi and Dan Warthen, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Nitkowski, 39, has changed his arm angle from his days with the Yankees and Tigers, and is now throwing sidearm, reports Sherman. The lefty reliever last pitched for the Nationals in 2005 and owns a career record of 18-32 with a 5...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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