MINNEAPOLIS — Jameson Talon is one pitcher who is pleased that Major League Baseball is finally set to reduce — if not eliminate — foreign substances being allowed.
“I’m really excited for it,” the right-hander said on Thursday before the Yankees lost 7-5 to the Twins at target field. “I think it’s going to help talented teams. … I know it sounds crazy, but eliminating the sticky stuff will really help us move forward.
Talon said he believes his teammates don’t trust pitchers of Spider Tack or some other substance, which has changed in recent years despite accusations from players such as Josh Donaldson of Minnesota, who have criticized Gerrit Cole for his spin rate. was called after being dropped as imminent. The action is getting closer.
Asked if he thinks it’s tantamount to trying to cut steroids and other PEDs out of the sport, Talon said, “I don’t know how much it enhances performance. I’m curious now if everyone knows how.” Clears, then what the numbers are going up.”
And Tellon, who starts next in Philadelphia on Saturday, said that while MLB is coming down on illegal substances, it should at least temporarily ban all substances, including rosin — which he said he doesn’t use. Huh.
“If we’re going to do that, let’s put an end to it completely for now,” Talone said. “If people start getting hit [by pitches] There are more than ever, then evaluate that.”
He agreed with Giancarlo Stanton, who said Wednesday night it was easy to tell when pitches were doing things they shouldn’t.
“If you watch a big league game, it’s worth a lot of attention to the people who are using it and aren’t afraid to get caught with it,” Talone said. “Some people are timid about it and others have no fear of letting go of their gloves.”
If it seemed unusual for a pitcher to come out in favor of an enforcement change, with Tallon saying he would not come out against it had it not already become an issue. Now that it’s done, he said it’s “getting out of control.”
Cole did well on his maiden start on Wednesday as Donaldson made little allegations against him.
“I think it must have lit a fire under him,” Talon said of Cole. “I don’t think some of the sticky stuff Gerrit Cole makes, Gerrit Cole.”
When asked if he had ever used a Spider Tack, Cole declined to answer. Taylor, when asked if he had ever used it – or was tempted to use it – said he “messed up” the substance when a friend gave him something during his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery.
“I can’t even throw the ball with it,” Talon said. “It gave me yips. It shook me. That was enough for me. Few people can figure out how to make that stuff work. For me, that was the answer. No. I guess a fair playing field.” It would be fun to have. I think it would be good for the game.”