A few minor updates:
Brian McNamee’s lawyer is now talking about filing a lawsuit against Roger Clemens for defamation of character. Prediction: None of this ever sees a courtroom. Neither guy wants a open examination of their actions.
Brian Cashman has cut short Robbie Cano’s winter ball season to make sure he stays healthy for spring training. Melky Cabrera was never given permission to start. No Johan Santana conspiracy here, teams do this sort of thing all the time. Cabrera clearly wore down at the end of last season (.180/.236/.220 in September) and needed the break.
Had two offers to catch the Patriots-Giants game in person tonight but decided to watch from the comfort of my parent’s living room. The (relatively) good weather should help Brady and Moss. The Giants secondary is vulnerable.
Thanks to everybody who e-mailed about pinch hitting on the blog. Just to make it clear: You must have an established blog, your post here must be original content and it’s one post for each blog. I’m working on a schedule and will get back to everybody in a few days.
Given the Jim Leyritz situation, no reminder should be needed. But give up the keys this weekend if you’re drinking. Live to watch baseball again next year.