The Dontrelle Willis era in Arizona is over, and it came to an end just like the Willis era in Detroit.â†µ
The team designated the big left-hander for assignment Sunday and recalled young left-handed reliever Jordan Norberto from Triple-A Reno. In his brief time with Arizona, Willis had the same control problems that plagued him in Detroit.â†µ
I was really rooting for Willis to turn things around, but his career will not go anywhere as long as he has these control issues. In Detroit, I always thought it was a more mental thing for Willis, but for his pitching to be this wild, it has to be something more. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like a simple thing where you can fix his mechanics and that's it, otherwise he wouldn't be in this situation right now.â†µ
You wouldn't think pitchers forget how to maintain control of their pitches, but it certainly seems like Willis has and can't find a fix for his issues.â†µ
It will be interesting to see where his career goes from here, because I can't see another major league team taking a chance on him.