Purgatory Online

Monday, March 10, 2003

Another great piece in the L.A. Times by Ross Newhan, one of the best sportswriters around. This one's about Troy Percival's new role as mentor to Frankie Rodriguez. Percival is signed through 2004, and it should be pretty interesting to see what happens afterward if Rodriguez develops into the kind of pitcher he's shown himself capable of being. Percival's never been particularly adept at coming in for any situation other than a save - stick him in with runners on and you'll end up reaching for the Maalox tout de suite - so it's hard to envision relegating him to a set-up role as he gets older. But who knows?