Not to harp on our enemies to north, but Paul Lukas has a gem of a piece up on his Uniwatch Blog today. Manny Ramirez has been spotted wearing a snood, the traditional headgear of Orthodox Jewish wives. And style experts in Boston don’t like it.
Intrepid blogger Curt Schilling posted an interview today. With himself. That he conducted in the first person. We don’t even need to think to make fun of Curt’s blog.
As should be well-known by now (because this is one of those water cooler topics), Alex discussed opting out of his contract with Mike and the Mad Dog yesterday at Legends Field. Per Pete Abraham, Alex was the one who brought up the subject.
I’ve always tried to defend him, mainly because I thought the fans were being way too unreasonable. At this point, though, I’m ready to give up. If he’s going to say the things he said, he’d better put up the numbers to back it up. And until he does, there’s nothing else to talk about.
Can we put a gag on this guy?
Update: Ken Rosenthal has the same idea.
Via Pete Abraham, the following prospects were cut and sent across the street to minor league camp:
Eric Duncan: 1 for 10, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Brett Gardner: 1 for 9, 2 R, 0 XBH (surprised?), 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 SB
Alberto Gonzalez: 5 for 15, 1 R, 0 XBH, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Juan Miranda: 2 for 5, 0 R, 0 XBH, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K – all or nothing baby, every out he made was a K…
Jose Tabata: 6 for 13, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
Steven Jackson: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Jeff Kennard: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Kevin Whelan: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Gotta love the numbers Tabata put up, but you do have to take them with a grain of salt: most of the games he played inÂ were as a late inning replacement with young minor leaguers like himself on the mound. He wasn’t out there mashing against the Brad Lidges and Joe Nathans, heck even the Craig Hansens and Ryan Wagners of the world most of the time. Glad to see the hand isn’t an issue.
Phil Hughes will be hittin’ the bricks later today after throwing a bullpen session. I’m guessin the same is true of Mr. Clippard.
Bronson Sardinha (10 for 24, 4 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 BB, 2K) and Mighty Matt DeSalvo (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) are the biggest prospects still with the big league club, not counting Hughes and Clippard.
Update: I overlooked Darrell Rasner (7.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) and Jeff Karstens (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) as prospects still with the big boys. I forgot about them because of their ML experience, plus the fact that I just can’t see either in the minors for very long in 2007.
The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees have a blog! My how the world of blogging beat writers has grown.
(hat tip to Mr. Negativity…just kiddin’ Steve)
Chipper Jones went down with yet another ankle injury yesterday, leaving my fantasy 3B position empty. I acted quickly however, dropping him in favor of some kid named Gordon.
Whadda ya think, am I better off than before?
Mets fans, there goes your 10th bestÂ prospect.