What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Right now, everyone is considering him to potentially be a David Price-type pitcher, and that kind of expectation is hard to live up to. I know that it's fun for us to make those kinds of comparisons - especially when you consider the tools he's got - but it has to be a nightmare to be a 24 year-old kid to have that kind of pressure.
Physically, there's no question that Holland has the makeup of a TORP. His mental approach seems to be the number one thing that worries people. Like someone said above, you could tell that he was thinking "shit... there goes my perfect game" after the lead-off walk in the 6th. Then Figgins (of all people) gets a hit, and there goes the no-no. The interesting thing was that it seemed like giving up that hit was actually relief, and that he could continue to pitch without the pressure of a possible no -hitter to worry about. If he can settle down, shake off the expectations, and focus on what we all know he can do, he will be the envy of every GM in the game.
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