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Mussina Looks Good

This is definitely good news, as he's not, um, getting any younger:

Mike Mussina won eight of his first nine decisions last season, and Joe Torre believes the fast start was due in part to Mussina concentrating on throwing his fastball during spring training.

So Torre was happy yesterday when Mussina threw a lot of fastballs in his two-inning stint in a 4-3 victory over the Pirates at Legends Field. "That's why he started so well last year, because he used his fastball and built up his arm strength," Torre said.

We need a solid Mussina, if not dominant, to contend this year. Let's hope he keeps looking strong and throwing heat.