Commentary

A tale of two breakouts

Updated: March 26, 2008, 8:15 PM ET
By Jason Grey | ESPN.com
To hear James Shields and Carlos Pena tell it, their breakout seasons last year for Tampa Bay came down to one thing.

Maturity.

I talked with both of them extensively at the end of last season to get an idea of what they felt had changed most about their games in order for them to have the success they did, and that was one of the first words to come out of both of their mouths.


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