Ray Ratto on Kevin Kouzmanoff

By Jason Wojciechowski on February 26, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Ray Ratto's story reveals two things about Kevin Kouzmanoff, one good, one bad. Luckily, the one good matters and the one bad doesn't.

The good: Kouzmanoff is all about improvement and the work needed to make that improvement:

"I read an article that said how poor my defense was," he said. "I sort of took that to heart. My footwork wasn't good, and I had stiff hands."

His solution to both problems? "Reps."

This is obviously a good

thing to hear, although it's not like you'd hear anything different at this point in the season. In the spring, when hope springs eternal, every guy is the hardest worker there is, spent the off-season putting in the hours in the gym, and so on and so on.

On the flip side, Kouzmanoff appears to have a weak grasp of the who/whom distinction:

"I just started working on it, and I kept at it until I got better," he said. "I don't remember the guy's name, but a shout out to whomever wrote that."
I am, of course, the only person who cares.
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