Knapp sees Scherzer's slump and revival as evidence that even the best players are works in progress.
"There is no such thing as a finished product," he said. "There's no such thing as a guy who's so well wired that he's got his [stuff] together from now to the end of time.
"What I was hoping to get out of Max last year was exactly what we got. I wish we had ironed it out in March instead of in May, but I'm happy with the way it all worked out."
Scherzer, too, is glad to have worked through the arm slot issue and returned to form in the Majors. But the hurler who blazed into the big leagues in his second pro season knows the trip down was educational in another way too.
"There's a lesson to be learned here: Never take anything for granted."
Thursday, January 6, 2011
MU in the Majors: Scherzer came back in style
■ Scherzer came back to majors in style (mlb.com)