Stop treating me with kid gloves. I'm ready for the majors
Despite Brandon Belt hitting .397 this spring, the San Francisco Giants are leaning towards sending their star prospect down to triple-A for more seasoning.
It seems that Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens has seen a flaw in Belts swing. “We know how he was pitched last season, and the things he struggled with. All we’re doing right now is making sure he’s prepared, if and when he’s back in the big leagues, he no longer goes through those struggles.”
It makes sense that the Giants would want to make sure Belt is 100% prepared for a full-time time job at the MLB level, but a team that struggles to hit like the Giants might not be able to afford that luxury.
Not sure why you guys keep asking. My shoulder feels fine!
The $137.5 million dollar man, Johan Santana will get the opening day start for the New York Mets.
Santana, who last pitched a major league game Sept 2, 2010, had a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. His road back to health has been long and tedious for him, and I’m sure for many Mets fans.
The rebuilding Mets would love a strong first half of the season so they could entertain trade offers for him at the deadline.
For the last time I'm not the pitching coach!
Eat your heart out Rickey Henderson. At 49-years old (50-years old in November) Jamie Moyer has won the a spot in the starting rotation for the Colorado Rockies.
Moyer, posted a 2.77 ERA this spring and beat out 22-year-old Tyler Chatwood and 28-year-old Guillermo Moscoso for the rotation spot.
It’s pretty remarkable that a 49-year old pitcher (non Knuckleballer) is still able to be effective at the Major League level.
I like to cause trouble
It seems as though Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has decided on the starting rotation, but will not reveal it until Sunday.
It will be interesting to see if the rumors of Valentines skepticism regarding converting Bard from relief pitcher to starting pitcher are true. Even if Bard makes the rotation, we have a feeling this story is far from over.
There's always parking at Jiffy Park
The Marlins new stadium in Miami is causing a stir for more than just the stupid “dancing statue” in center field.
The issue at hand is whether or not the Marlins should pay for the construction of parking lots for residents to use on game days. Neither the city, nor Fish ownership feel that they should foot the bill.
Stop asking about my velocity.
Brian Cashman’s biggest(both figuratively and literally) acquisition in quite some time, is starting to get folks in Yankeeland a little worried.
Getting beaten up by a solid Phils lineup, while still unable to get his fastball into the mid-nineties is one thing. Complaining of shoulder soreness is quite another. The 23-year old will head for an MRI today.
Pineda was already rumored to be the odd man out of Joe Girardi’s rotation when the Yanks break camp. Now, the Bombers have to be hoping that’s the least of his problems.
UPDATE: Yanks place Pineda on the 15-day DL with shoulder tendonitis.