Jul 2, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Todd Coffey (60) delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Todd Coffey will throw for team scouts on January 17th


There are some relievers in this game who have had or currently have one of those entrances that gets people to their feet and excited about them coming in. Or just flat out confuse you on what’s going on.

I’m not sure how people feel about Todd Coffey’s sprint to the mound after being called on by the pitching coach or skipper, but I find it highly entertaining. The idea that he does nothing but pick up a full head of steam to the mound before going to work for an inning just fascinates me.

Why would you waste your energy on a dead sprint to your job? Save your energy man, come on now. But the man has always done it for as long as I could remember. As a Cubs fan I would have to see it whenever he was called on and I laughed almost every time.

I mean, I’m a big guy myself but I would be saving everything I had for the three batters I would be facing. Anyways, he’s the professional and he’s pretty good at his job.

Coffey holds a career 25-18 record with a 4.10 ERA and 329 strike outs since making his Major League debut in 2005 with the Cincinnati Reds.

Todd underwent Tommy John Surgery in July of 2012 while he was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His 2013 option was declined in October of 2012 and he hasn’t pitched in the Majors since.

Now that he’s recovered and ready to go, the right handed reliever is preparing to hold a showcase on January 17th for teams who could be interested in his services.

The 33 year old is hoping to bounce back from that major procedure and I wish him the best. Hope to see him sprinting towards another mound in 2014.

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