(Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times)
"It takes a little time to get to know people and get that relationship built, but he kind of sped that process up," starter Alex Cobb said. "That first bullpen I threw to him, he was already talking about stuff I did in the past and stuff he would like to see us try to build on and to try some new things.
"When you hear that right out of the gate the first time you throw a bullpen, you have nothing but trust for that guy, and you know he’s working as hard as he can off the field as well as on the field to get that relationship built to the level it needs to be at."
Joe Maddon’s pythons wants to sell you stuff.
Yup. This is how Grant Balfour arrived to spring training.