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McCosky: Dan Hubbs tasked with taking Tigers' pitching development to next level

Detroit – For better or worse, I am a product of my age and background. No getting around it. My perspective on baseball is shaded (clouded?) in fading old-school hues, like a sepia-toned photo. As much as I try to embrace the new analytics and technology – and out of necessity I have way more than I thought I could or would – most of it still makes my head hurt.

I listened to Matthew Boyd talk about how he improved his curve ball after one of his spring starts and he went on a 10-minute dissertation about spin axis and spin rates that left me dizzy.