Chad Billingsley's goal remains the same: for his results to reflect the quality of his arm.

But Billingsley is taking a different approach this spring in his prolonged quest to rid himself of his reputation as an underachiever.

Whereas Billingsley spoke at length about the mental aspect of pitching last spring — "Sometimes, I can get in my own head," he said at the time — the Dodgers' projected No. 2 starter is now focused on the technical.