Also detrimental to Brandon Morrow's development: Pink backpacks.
Geoff Baker caught up with former Mariners pitcher Brandon Morrow yesterday and found out that the newest Toronto Blue Jay agrees with our Mike Seely: The Mariners screwed with his game by constantly yo-yo'ing him between the rotation and bullpen.
"I was never really allowed to develop as a starter the way I and a lot of other people thought I should be allowed to,'' Morrow said. "Hopefully, this new chance means I get to develop as a starter more. Changing roles has just been detrimental to me.''
"As a reliever, you get your one inning and I was able to overpower a lot of hitters,'' he said. "I think that was a big part of stunting my development because I was allowed to overpower hitters with my fastball.''