• Drew Smyly reaches 10 years of MLB service time - something the Chicago Cubs pitcher doesn't take lightly

    10 days ago - By Chicago Tribune

    Drew Smyly's ups and downs culminated in the Chicago Cubs pitcher hitting 10 years of service time in Major League Baseball last week.
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  • Drew Smyly reaches 10 years of MLB service time - something the Chicago Cubs pitcher doesn't take lightly

    10 days ago - By Boston Herald

    Drew Smyly pondered the question, thinking back 10 years ago to his rookie season in Detroit.
    What is the biggest difference in you as a pitcher from your first big-league season to now?
    The left-hander, then 23 years old, advanced to the 2012 World Series while learning his craft as part of a Tigers rotation that has since combined to win five Cy Young Awards.
    Smyly, now 32, still relies on the same three-pitch combination - cutter, sinker and curveball - and overall believes he is the exact same pitcher than a decade ago.
    That doesn't mean Smyly hasn't evolved.
    When his career began, it...
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