Nice blog entry today by ESPN’s Buster Olney regarding reliever Brad Ziegler. I’ll be honest, I didn’t pay much attention to Ziegler during the spring or even when he first came up. But he’s become a huge player in the A’s bullpen, and Olney outlines.
I have noticed, however, that Ziegler has become a bit more flaky when it comes to his other hobby. Ziegler hasn’t posted on athleticsnation.com nearly as often as he did in recent years. I talked to him about that, and he said it’s simply because of the time consumed doing his day job. Seems like a really good dude. He’s overcome a skull fracture to make to the big leagues, and perhaps because of that, he has a perspective that other players don’t.
Anyway, pay attention to this guy.