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  • And then there are the Royals pitching questions: whither the rich Brian Flynn? Can Matthew Strahm, with his fragile index finger, and Miguel Almonte step up and produce?

  • Once again: nobody is more like a baseball than Gordon Beckham of the Braves.

  • One scout said "the Athletics certainly knew what they were doing when they got Yonder Alonso. He is going to be an intolerant hitter." The same scout said Marc Rzepczynski is throwing very well, but "he's not a paper anymore. Now he's throwing 93 and relying on his slider. Obviously, he's copying Sean Nolin, which is a good idea if he doesn't want to be out of baseball, living out of stadiums and trying to find work as a fortune teller next year."

  • If the Phillies stadium situation doesn't get resolved soon, they may start looking for some Costco warehouses to play in instead, which would please Darnell Sweeney quite a bit, since he could use the shorter fences, but Luis Garcia would certainly feel tough.

Apoetical Blues

the stomach poem

never bet against
   J.D. Martinez

and though no one knows
if he can come back from his
bruised stomach

if anyone
is
jealous enough to do it

it's him

 

 

 

 

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