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"The biggest thing is getting myself in a hole and not putting balls in play that should be in play," Belt told me on Friday, when he carried an 0-for-12, eight-strikeout streak into the game. "That’s an approach type of thing. It’s a mental type of thing. At the same time, there might be a need for a mechanical adjustment."

From Baggs. The "putting balls in play" part sounds like anti-strikeout orthodoxy, which gives me the jibblies, but I don't think anyone here would argue that Belt doesn't need to make better contact. I can't wait until 2017, when we can stop debating this stuff.
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