05-25-2013, 11:04 AM #1
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Martin - Pirates - Framing Pitches
Grantland had an interview with Russell Martin and the skill of framing pitches this week.
The plot of called strikes comparing 2008-2012 and 2013.
Q&A: Russell Martin on the Art of Pitch Framing - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
This may be of more interest considering that the Twins have the guy that caught many games for the Pirates from 2008-2011.
You can also find interviews at Baseball Prospectus (not behind the pay wall) with the perspective from a pitcher (McCarthy), catcher (Miguel Montero/Chris Stewart), GM (Towers), scout and former umpire (McKeon).
This link will take you to the BP Unfiltered blog and you will find the interviews within
I hope the Twins are paying attention. If you don't have pitchers that can get swings and misses, you need every called strike you can get.