Big Unit no longer living on his power game

Knowing he has lost some zip on his fastball, Randy Johnson is transforming himself from being a total power pitcher.

Originally Published: May 13, 2005
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK – For all the years George Steinbrenner was imagining Randy Johnson in pinstripes, it was the lure of big-name marketability and a big-strikeout profile that fueled the Boss' obsession.

Johnson had everything the Boss wanted in a star player, including just enough meanness to make a fastball dangerous. When it came time to choose between offseason needs – Johnson's gun readings or Carlos Beltran's grace in center field – Steinbrenner cast the final and overriding ...

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