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Lance on Portland Beavers pitchers

Ryan Ketchner

Gary Lance was the Portland Beavers pitching coach in 2007. While he has since moved on, Lance was able to provide his thoughts on many of the arms that came through the Triple-A ranks, including Clay Hensley, Jack Cassel, Tim Stauffer, Scott Cassidy and Ryan Ketchner. Lance gives his brutally honest take on each player.

Jack Cassel, who has since been non-tendered, had a lot of hits allowed – was part of that a product of the defense? Gary Lance: People may never realize what a poor defense we had. It was said by other organizations that we ‘were probably the poorest defense in Triple-A in the history of the world.' One manager sent the clubhouse guy over and congratulated me and Rick Renteria for our body...

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