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Here’s a Thought: Hey Brad Ziegler, Throw Your Slider More!

Obviously, all A's fans (and many baseball fans) know the story of Brad Ziegler.

He was signed by the A's out of the independent leagues, wasn't very good, was converted from conventional pitching to submarine-style pitching, took off, and ran off the longest scoreless-innings streak to start a career last season--at age 28.

While it looks like Ziegler's 2008 (1.06 ERA) was much better than his 2009 (3.27 ERA), that's actually not the case, as he had a 3.72 FIP last year and sports a 3.07 mark this year.

So to those of you who think "the league is figuring him out," you're wrong.

Ziegler has adapted his strategy a little bit this year.

The submariner throws three pitches, a running, sinking fastball in the mid-80's, a slow, sweeping slider in the low-7...

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