Friday, January 28, 2005

Go 2 Guy needs to keep on going...

So I'm looking at Jim Moore's piece in the P. I. this morning, when I run across this:

"As far as I can tell, there's a bigger divot in the starting rotation. Asked who the Opening Day starter would be if he had to pick one now, Bavasi said: "It'd be a guess," suggesting Joel Pineiro or Jamie Moyer.

But Pineiro is coming off arm surgery while Moyer is coming off a 7-13 season in which he served up too many meatballs. And he's your possible ace?"

Pineiro - arm surgery? Is anybody checking this guy's assignments before he turns them in? Geez.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Cammy?

Bob Finnigan has a piece over at the Times today that indicates that there may be some discussion between the M's and Mets concerning Cammy. The article doesn't appear to be more than speculation, but it does raise some interesting "what ifs". If the Mets are interested in Raul Ibanez, by all means get him a ticket to NY. Even with the additional monies that would be owed to Cammy for the next 2 years, I would prefer to see an outfield consisting of Winn, Cammy, and Ichiro! The article discussed Cammy's health problems of last year - and also mentioned that he "managed" 30 HR. I don't know about you, but after watching the M's last year, I will happily take a guy who can hit 30 HR - strikeouts and all!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Fearless Ichiro!

Bob Klapisch has an interesting piece over at ESPN today that discusses hitters who don't fall apart when they have 2 strikes on them. The piece is interesting to M's fans because it primarily discusses Ichiro's uncanny ability to keep an AB alive, even when the count is 0-2. Also of note are the comments made by Derek Jeter - I think Ichiro! is inside Jeter's head!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Oh Really?

Bob Finnigan has an article posted over at the Times today entitled "Bavasi: Winn trade rumors unfounded". I don't know about you, but whenever I read something like this, I am reminded of a certain former GM who once said that Jose Cruz, Jr. was not going to be traded. And then, hey presto!, he's gone. I'm just saying.

Friday, January 07, 2005

A Question

So how many days until pitchers and catchers report?

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Cammy Encourages Pokey

Larry Stone has an interesting piece over at the Times this morning concerning the signing of Pokey Reese. Of note, Stone points out that Mike Cameron spent some time talking to Pokey about what a great opportunity it was to play in Seattle. Just another reason why I miss Cammy.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

It's Pokey Time!!

As reported in the TNT this morning, the M's are close to signing Pokey Reese as their starting SS for the 2005 campaign. Great move. I like the approach that BB and company are taking. This gives Lopez a chance to continue his development in AAA. Pokey won't be much of an offensive threat, but his glove will certainly save a couple of runs.