"It's nothing I haven't said to him, or Carl [Willis, pitching coach] hasn't said to him, 100 times. So I'm saying it to you. The bottom line is until he has enough trust and passion about throwing the ball inside, they're going to go out there and hit it.
"There's no excuse for it. There's nothing he can say that can make any sense. What you're seeing and what's happening is real. He has enough command with his pitches where he can throw the ball to both sides of the plate. Obviously, he's throwing away to right-handers and away to left-handers. So he can do the same thing the other way around."
With Rafael Betancourt behaving like the new Joe Borowski, who will become the new Rafael Betancourt?
That was Eric Wedge’s reaction after Rafael Betancourt came into a 5-3 game with men on first and second in relief of Rafael Perez in the 7th inning and promptly gave up consecutive doubles to A.J. Pierzynski and Carlos Quentin. The 5-3 lead had turned into a 6-5 deficit by the time Raffy B. got out of the inning – a situation, combined with the postgame comments by Wedge and the fact that Paul Hoynes said Raffy was heard throwing furniture in the clubhouse, that basically solidifies his fall from the most dominant relief pitcher of 2007 to just another dude with a metal plate and six screws in his elbow. ....