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DRaysBay Mar 4, 2015

Ernesto Frieri energetic, hopeful as he trusts in Jim Hickey to be his saviour

In Today's Tank: Ernesto Frieri, Baseball Writers, Billy Hamilton, Playoffs odds, 2015 free agents, Fantasy Baseball and 3,000 hits candidates. Spring Training is now in full mode with the first games broadcasted on television and on MLB.tv. With live baseball action every day, early reports are showing a global increase in baseball fans' lives and nothing should stop this improvement until a few more weeks and the first deceptions of the regular season. Speaking of excitement, Ernesto Frieri enters Spring Training hoping for a rebound season with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015. Nothing too...
Tampa Bay Times Mar 3, 2015

Reliever Ernesto Frieri seeks revival under Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey

PORT CHARLOTTE — His delivery in need of repair, his reputation as a dominant late-inning reliever tattered after a brutal 2014 season, Ernesto Frieri had a pretty good idea of how to get right.
DRaysBay Feb 27, 2015

Ernesto Frieri adjusting under Jim Hickey

Ernesto Frieri is a project, not much unlike many recent pitching acquisitions by the Rays. Either Jim Hickey has gotten extremely bored, or the Rays have such an asset in the pitching coach that wonky guys are a market inefficiency. Back to Frieri. The former closer of the Angels has had a rough go recently, and Hickey is already tinkering with his mechanics. Roger Mooney has the story at the Tampa Tribune: "That's why I'm here," Frieri said. "I've seen Hickey, he's the man. He knows what he's doing. He fixed a couple of guys before, and I hope I'm not the exception. I'm pretty sure he's...

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