So I got in from the road at 2 am and woke up at 7:30. It's not really an excuse, I'm just saying, if at some point I drop off to skvajd;klvjad;sv, just assume I've had too many Frosty Mugs.
Some notes today from the 154 ouncer:
You want a roundup of all of yesterday's games from Baseball Digest Daily? Done.
Luft on Deck is our latest genius who thinks he could be a GM. He would've just paid Prince the league minimum and moved on. I'm sure that'd work.
U.S.S. Mariner notes that every team's 2008 media guide is online at MLB.com. That's a nice touch.
Baseball Prospectus ranks the Brewers 13th in their organizational rankings. Why 13, you ask?
Team officials are working to make sure Mike Cameron doesn't get bored during his 25-game suspension. I understand the thought, but he's serving a drug suspension. This is like saying you want to make sure high schoolers don't get bored in detention.
Something doesn't smell right here: The Brewers are talking about carrying 13 pitchers to start the season. That means one less spot is available, but Abraham Nunez is confident he has a spot on the bench.
The day in pictures:
That's not a very good bat, Tony.
Prince Fielder, still motivated to try new things in camp this spring, tries out Craig Counsell's batting stance.
Ryan Braun finally makes a nice catch in left, and in the caption they still call him a third baseman. Ouch.
Baseball Analysts looks at the rookies who could make an impact in the NL Central in 2008. Parra and LaPorta are the two Brewers.
Alphabetical injury reports in one line or less:
Moises Alou is having hernia surgery and will be out until May, when he turns 52.
Rocco Baldelli will DH in more spring training games, but still can't play the outfield.
Orlando Hernandez can finally throw the banana!
Rockies P Jason Hirsh was scratched from his appearance with shoulder soreness.
Scott Kazmir has moved on to "phase 3" of his rehab, and may throw a bullpen session soon.
Jeff Kent pulled a hamstring in yesterday's game.
Dodgers P Hong-Chih Kuo was scratched from his start with soreness in his surgically repaired elbow.
Marlins P Scott Olsen was scratched from his start with shoulder tendinitis.
White Sox OF Jerry Owens pulled his groin in an intrasquad game weeks ago. It's still bothering him.
White Sox OF Carlos Quentin is recovering slower than expected from offseason shoulder surgery.
Dmitri Young reported to Nats camp near 300 pounds, and is still battling diabetes.
I remember when times were this desperate for the Brewers: Brady Clark, based on his .360 average in 22 spring training ABs, is getting a shot to play first base for the Mets.
My head hurts. Drink up.