They find outs are harder to come by in the Major Leagues than anywhere else, and Floyd's struggles to get outs proved that statement true.Still, nobody's rushing to give up on him -- at least nobody at White Sox camp. He's heard from reporters that manager Ozzie Guillen has liked what he's seen in camp. Guillen liked what he saw when Floyd got a shot with the White Sox last season. Guillen said he knew the expectations weighed on Floyd. Maybe they were too heavy a burden for him to carry. Maybe that's why he never could live up too them. Until now. Something seems to have clicked with Floyd, Guillen said. It could be simply that he's found an organization that believes in him. "I just go out there and say, 'Listen, you know what? I think you have great stuff. Go out there, perform and regardless what happens, it's my fault,'" Guillen said. "He's got the manager, the pitching coach, the GM and the players behind him. "When you've got all these people behind you, you should just go out, perform and forget about everything." That appears to be what Floyd has done this spring: He's performed. Performance has fostered confidence. For nothing builds confidence in a pitcher better than performance, and the better Floyd has performed the more confidence he's shown. It might be just what he needs to hold on to the starting spot that has his name next to it. "For me, I think knowing what you can do and knowing how you feel on an everyday basis, that's what's gonna get me through the season," he said. "Hopefully, I'll do real well."
Justice B. Hill is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less