"I'd say there is less of a conscious effort to build the team around pitching than would be apparent," he said. "That's what our strength is, and so that's something we want to take advantage of. But it's all relative. So if we have the kind of pitching that won't be adversely affected by a change like this and our hitters can take advantage of it, then from a comparative standpoint we're better off."
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's "unreal" that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name.