Alright, the season really needs to get here. The beat writers seem to be cycling material at this point.
Sadly, the same photo was used on their respective Web Sites as well. I am sensing some Single White Female type stuff going on with those two. Or maybe it's just Jeter and A-Rod?
The Indians, iffy in the rotation, have to be encouraged by Anthony Reyes' spring. Not only has he avoided any trouble with that right elbow, but his ERA is now a miniscule 0.75 after his fourth outing today. He went five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with two strikeouts.
Kind of figured this all along, but I can't help but doubt Jeremy Sowers wins the fifth starting job. He's just far too inconsistent.
I don't want to steal Castrovince's thunder anymore, but he has some great stories straight from Bob Feller on his blog as well. It's a definite read (click the link above).
"I'm concerned about them," said Wedge, when asked if he knew how much work they'd been getting. "Choo has played one game in right."
"We have to get them prepared," said Wedge. "We have to get some at-bats, some back-to-back days. We'll have some work to do. We'll have to sit down with them and put a program together."
DeRosa should be on a plane back today, after team USA was eliminated last night. Choo will play in the championship game tonight as his native South Korea takes on Japan.
I really think Fox senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal has taken this entire WBC thing way more seriously than the players.
While the WBC is cool and I like it, I still get the sense that its spring training for a lot of American stars.
For that reason, I get the sense that, while they do care, It's still spring training and they are still doing a lot of tinkering.
While it may be warranted; will anyone even remember these WBC games in two weeks when the season starts?
Unfortunately, in a world where these players are millions of dollars investments, The WBC is a glorified spring training game.
Calm down Ken! you have two weeks to take a vacation before the season starts. I suggest you do so.
If Andruw stays
In a left-handed heavy lineup, the Rangers would rather have Jones, a right hander, coming off the bench.
Makes sense. Andruw's quick decline still doesn't.
Who is on the mound?
Right now it is up in the air which Chicago pitchers will fill those spots if Colon and Contreras can't go.