Big game for solarte. If he shows he can do a decent job at corner of spot, in addition to what he’s shown so far, he gets a big step up over Anna, nunie, Sizemore, and canzler for the last bench spot.
Pruf, will look up your dental Nagel reference. Back in the good old days, dentists used to happily roll in the components of mercury amalgam with no decrease in life expectancy. I’m lucky, my body has never betrayed me. As far as sugar goes though, there’s an interesting lecture you can youtube – ” sugar, the bitter truth “. Mind you, the English have a way of living and performing on the stuff. There’s a neurologist -Perlmudder – who rips apart carb and grain intake. No pasta, no bread according to him
Yes, Garcia is also having a strong camp. Nice that he’s played a little 3b, too. However, unless someone gets hurt, or Ichiro is traded, he starts the season in Scranton. He’d be an early call up for sure.
Alfred, when you get a chance, tell me why I have this 19th century collected works book that spells it, ” Shakspere “. The print is incredibly small, one needs a magnifying glass. Nice cover though as you can see the coming of Art Nouveau.
Eggs get a better rap these days. Only thing Ayrton Senna knew how to deal with, and I’d say he reached controlled heights few will ever sniff. Maybe a lot of this stuff has a lot to do with our mental disposition. Senna always talked about visualizing a corner faster than it had ever been done before. His contemporaries marvelled at how he made the car dance, as if it were disappearing into the guradrail. ” The Right to Win ” – very interesting doc on him.
I disagree with the comments in the last post about relievers being fungible. What often separates good teams from very good ones is the pen. Look at the better teams this winter. They were adding to the pen.
Would you feel more confident with Robertson in the eighth in a one run game or Clairborne? Or anyone else we have?
Since Solarte is in Left, there may be something in the air concerning Suzuki going to a team where he will be guaranteed a regular spot in order to reach 3000 hits. Solarte is a switch hitter which adds to his flexibility.
I notice that I’m dyslexic sometimes when I spell. I’ve been known to converse that way too. I remember sitting beside my dental mate in practice lab, and I said something so fast and completely backwards the guy just stared at me. Stunned me too.
Most relievers are fungible. The trick is identifying who doesn’t fall into that category and who does. There are relievers who are consistently very good, like Robertson/Mo/etc. You want to keep those guys. Its the Shawn Kelleys and the like who are the fungible ones.
Just a drive-by to report that Bill Lee’s unbeatable Sux seem to be on their way to 1-4, currently losing to the Rays 8-0. Sure it’s just ST, and that’s how Lee would probably explain the Ys “questionable rotation”, “thin offense”, and “no closer.”
Trish, Bill Lee should have kept his mouth shut way back then. He was good, 17 wins in a three year’s row good I think, but he even wore his welcome out in liberal Montreal. Don Zimmer might have been a metal head, but Lee probably prodded both Reggie Cleveland and Jenkins to be on the outs there in Boston’s ’78.
I don’t like John Farrell for his behavior. He was given his first chance here in Toronto, a three contract at that. He should have honoured it. Instead he disrupted my team wanting out pretty much right away. Things came together for Boston last year, but uncomfortable deterioration is what I hope for.
Most fifth outfielders are fungible too. Eighth inning pitchers who are reliable are hard to come by and the Yankees don’t have one. I certainly agree Kelley is fungible and as likely to be awful this year as good.
I wonder if the Yankees are not making any infield moves until they see if Teixiera can play. If he can’t, that leaves 1B even worse than 2B and 3B.
Doc Joe !!! Wow it’s great to see you back here and I hope you’ll be making more house calls as the season grows closer…. With the NYC stickball tourney less than 9 weeks away I decided to hit the cages. Last September I was able to hammer at 70 and even hold my own at 80 for a round. Today I couldn’t sniff 70. It was Linda Ronstandt ” Blue Bayou for over an hour. Very humbling indeed
Hi pat. Catching up on journals, but I can only read so much at a sitting. Have to get a break now and then.
I think the lineup will be much better, that’s pretty clear. They’ve got some good arms and heads for the rotation. Of course, anything can transpire with the pen but I think it’ll be more than ok in the long run.
I really think a catcher will be moved before camp breaks, they can’t run both romine and Murphy out there in AAA. Pure guess is its romine unless the take is so great that they’ll part with Cisco/ Murphy. I’m think Cisco shown enough that there are teams that really want him starting for them.
One thing for sure is the division will be tough as always. Red Sox won’t be as lucky as last tear though.