2011 MLB Spring Training Review: Week of March 27th

SPRING TRAINING QUICK HITS

Nyjer Morgan was traded to the Brewers. How do you get cut by the Nationals? That is pretty bad. In Milwaukee, Nyjer will be bottling beer with Laverne and Shirley and hope to share playing time with Carlos Gomez, to form the *biting palm* Lenny and Squiggy Duo Part Deux. Avoid.

Here’s what else happened this week…

Ron Gardenhire is reluctant to ease Joe Nathan into the closer’s role, which seems odd since Matt Capps has been pretty solid this spring. What happens if Nathan gets yanked and Capps is lights out? Oh wait, you can’t lose your job because of injury, right?…

More of the same out of the Phillies and Chase Utley. The hope is he’s back by All-Star break. If he is, that ‘ll do. DL him and hope you get some games out of him…

Michael Pineda is DEFINITELY in the starting rotation. He earned it. Shallow leagues, wait and see. Deeper leagues, hope you pounced just for the “what if”…

In more news that makes fans want to strangle Dusty Baker, he has come out and said that getting on base as a lead-off hitter is not important – at least that’s what he’s told new table-setter Drew Stubbs. This guy is unreal. Not only did he ruin Kerry Wood and Mark Prior, but he continues to say the dumbest things…

Edwin Encarnacion will be the Blue Jays everyday third basemen. I have always been a fan of E-squared’s power. If he can hit .260, you’re looking at close to 30 HR…

Alexi Ogando will be a “temporary” starter for the Rangers. I like what Ogando brings to the table and think he’s worth a look in deeper leagues…

In probably his last chance with the Royals, Alex Gordon has ripped it up in spring training and will bat third. He’s looked good in spring before, but at age 27 could he finally put it all together? Killboy thought so as he drafted him. Only because of that I think Alex will surprise this year…

Brandon Belt has made the Giants. And the choir of angels sing! The Giants aren’t messing around, man. Speeding up his arbitration clock, but he is definitely better off in the majors. Can’t wait to see what he brings in 2011. Love the guy and so does Chris

Baseball America’s #1 prospect from 1982, Brandon Wood, has made the Angels. So what? I am so over BWood. In other news, Chris Davis did NOT made the Rangers. Two teams. Two chains yanked…

In our ouchy news of the week, Mets’ prospect Sean Ratliff was hit in the FACE by a bat. He’ll need surgery, but he’s thankful it wasn’t a tire

Yeah! Luis Castillo, you ARE the weakest link. Good bye. Castillo was cut by the Phillies. Please, no one sign this bum!…

Keep moving Brett Gardner up your cheat sheet. He is now the leadoff hitter against righties. Probably looking at an additional 100 plate appearances perhaps? Yeah, he’s ready to jump into the first few rounds of 2012’s draft…

Lots of DL-bound closers this year. If you listened to the 4th and Home Show this past Tuesday night, you’ll hear my rant. Brad Lidge HOPES to be back by the second half. Not what I want to hear if I drafted him…

It’s Opening Day! Please tell me why this isn’t a National Holiday?

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