Our buddy MTD over at Off Base had a pretty good take on Brian Fuentes (5.06 ERA currently) and his recent whining of being mis-communicated with by manager Bob Geren and being brought in for too many high pressure situations. You must check it out.
“Fuentes has to be frustrated that he’s on pace to lose over 20 games but to blame his pitching woes on a lack of communication seems like scapegoating to me. You are a relief pitcher. After being used in tie-game situations recently, perhaps it should cross your mind that you might be called upon during a 1-1 game instead of just mentally preparing yourself to pitch with a 3-run lead in the 9th.” [Off Base Percentage]