Terry Stotts Rumors
Last summer, when he was asked to throw out the first pitch at a Hillsboro Hops minor league game, Stotts spent the days leading up to the event getting his right arm in shape. He figures he hadn’t played baseball since he was in 6th grade in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and even then he was either too young or too unremarkable to identify himself as an infielder or outfielder, pitcher or catcher. “I tried to pitch some,” Stotts recalls. “But I didn’t really have a position.”
One thing the Blazers won’t see in the offseason, Olshey says, is a coaching change. “(Stotts) has just won 54 and 51 games (the past two regular seasons), and (the coaching staff) did a great job developing our guys,” Olshey says. “It wouldn’t even cross my mind. The coaches did an outstanding job this season.”
Amy Schwartz: Terry Stotts: “Players are free agents. They can do what they want.” Stotts won’t lobby players. Wants organization to have one voice towards agents, players, etc on contracts.
I didn’t like that Stotts didn’t hold a practice after the Game 1 performance. I didn’t like that he skipped the shootaround before Game 2, leaving players the option to get shots up or just show up for the game. I get that he wants fresh legs, but he shouldn’t be surprised at the nap-like energy that followed.