Rey Garramone: They've improved a lot. We've been working during instructs and during spring training. Razor always told me just keep my alignment and that's all I've been really working on. It's looking a lot better, so I really improved on that.
What was the off-season like for you after a long season?
Rey Garramone: It was good just to go home, have a little break, hang out with all the family and stuff and just get back to it. It was really cold in Denver so I couldn't really work out, but I'd go inside a college and throw with one of my friends. It was a good off-season.
Was there a specific goal in mind that you wanted to improve upon coming into the year?
Rey Garramone: Yeah, I just want to be more effective. Last year, I know, I fell behind a lot of hitters. I let a lot of leadoff hitters on base. And that's why I got hurt – when the leadoff guy got on. So I want to improve on that and improve my mechanics, throw strikes, get a changeup. I didn't have a great changeup last year; it got a lot better this year. That's the kind of stuff I'm trying to improve on.
Are you of the mindset that you will be a reliever now or is the hope to get back into the starting rotation?
Rey Garramone: They haven't told me what I'm going to be, but during spring training and during extended I've been starting, so right now my mindset is that I'm going to be a starter. That's what I really want to be. If I'm not, no big deal, but I think I'm a better starter than reliever.
You were working on your changeup in Instructs - how has that improved and do you feel like you will be able to use it versus lefties and righties?
Rey Garramone: It's improved a lot. I feel more comfortable throwing it. That's the way I think it improved – I'll just throw it any time now. Before, I wasn't able to throw it to anybody, so I think it's getting better. It's improving a lot. So I think I'll be throwing it to either batter, but I think I throw it to lefties a lot better because it sinks down and away from them. So, to a lefty I feel a little bit more comfortable throwing it.