Catching a pop-up one-handed, at shoulder level, looks really cool. As long as you make the catch. Yuniesky Betancourt didn't make the catch, and he was fined for it. This is KC's solution, instead of teaching him the right way.
After dropping a routine pop fly in Friday's game, Betancourt was fined an undisclosed amount. I'm sure he's aware of the correct way to do it — two hands, over the head — but that's not how Yuniesky Betancourt rolls.
He's been doing it like that for his whole life," Hillman said. "If you can't get comfortable with (the correct technique), then understand the next part of the equation is if you drop it, it's going to make us look bad, and it's going to affect our club, and we've got to have some recourse and take some action."
So, to recap, they could work with him to change his technique, but no. They're going to let him keep doing it, and fine him when it fucks the team over. What's the opposite of teaching a man to fish?
Betancourt fined for sloppy technique after dropping pop-up [Kansas City Star]