Joel Peralta on Joe Maddon and Other Stuff | The Process Report

Joel Peralta on Joe Maddon and Other Stuff

Jonah Keri interviewed Joey Pinetar over at Grantland and asked him about Fernando Rodney, pine tar, and Joe Maddon, amongst other things. Here’s one of the money quotes:

Is it something active like him coming to talk to you or a pat on the back, or is it more a feeling with Maddon?

He’ll go up to you sometimes. He did that with me last year when I had a really rough start to the season. One day after a really bad game in Boston, he came up to me and said I’m still going to be his setup guy, that he’s going to put me right back in the next game in the same situation. That really helped me out.

You don’t have to try too hard to draw some parallels to the Rays’ current situation.

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