Brian Bruney is in better shape and seems confident. He spoke to reporters yesterday, talking about his problems last year, especially with Joe Torre.
From Mark Feinsand:
"With Torre - and I'm not trying to bad-mouth anybody - sometimes you would go out there and try to be so good because you were scared of doing bad," Bruney said. "You can't pitch like that. (Joe) Girardi understands that you make mistakes - and I'm going to make them."Bruney also said that he used to dread coming to the ballpark and that he never talked to Ron Guidry last year. He has formed a bond with new pitching coach Dave Eiland.
He is now "not scared to fail." Bruney has a good arm, but he ran into problems when he couldn't find the plate. Eiland has been successful with the young pitchers coming up through the organization, so hopefully he can get through to Bruney. The bullpen needs all the help it can get.