The Newest Red Chad Dotson 04/19/2005 2 Via Red Reporter, I see this article about the recently recalled Todd Coffey. Share this:TweetPocket 2 Responses Heath 04/19/2005 Todd Coffey, meet Derrek Lee… Greg 04/20/2005 Most of the article seems positive until the end: “The Reds want him to develop his secondary pitches: a split-finger, slider and changeup. So far Coffey seems a little resistant to the idea. ‘I’m still going to throw fastballs more than anything else,’ he said. ‘To me, that’s the best pitch in the game. You’ve got to go in there fearless.'” It makes it sound like his 2004 minor league success was based on his major league fastball. It doesn’t seem (from the article) that he realizes that major league hitters can hit a major league fastball, especially when they know you are going to throw it everytime.