Burrell "pretty confident" he'll be better
Feb/24/10 09:30 AM Filed in: Pat Burrell
Pat Burrell said he spent a lot of time thinking about what went wrong last season and preparing for this season and is confident his second with the Rays will be better than his first.
"It's Day 1, but I feel pretty confident things will be a lot better,'' said Burrell, who hit just .221 with 14 homers and 64 RBIs.
Burrell also revealed the neck problems which bothered him last year were "slight herniations" of two discs (C5 and C6) and he has worked to address that this off-season with therapy and exercise. "I let it go too far, that was obviously a mistake on my part,'' he said.
Overall, Burrell said, "I think I'm a lot more prepared as far as physically and definitely mentally. It's not a new team anymore and there's not all the adjustments that come along with it.''