Brandon Morrow is out indefinitely due to forearm soreness. Punt! I really liked Morrow going into this season. There’s something to a reliever being converted to a starter in their first year. They just get up for the challenge or something. Whatever the case may be, Brandon doesn’t seem up for the challenge any morrow. You don’t want to deal with this meshugas. If it’s Ervin Santana, then you draft him later and hold out some hope. If it’s a 4th to 5th starter (Morrow), why bother? You wanna give to charity, the March of Dimes could use your help. Or Jerry Lewis. Anyway, here’s some other things I’ve seen so far in spring training regarding fantasy baseball:
Joe Mauer – He’s injured. If I were a spiteful person, I would say it serves you right for drafting Mauer. Not sure why anyone drafts this guy, but he’s struggling with a bulging disk — no, that’s not like when you tried to jam a CD into your radio and one was already there. He’s not going to steal any bases this year, so you’re basically drafting a no-speed Polanco at catcher in the first 8 rounds. Eh, you do what you do. I’m done getting aggravated.
Manny Corpas – Would it surprise you to hear Huston Street is struggling with injuries and Corpas now can take over the closer’s role? If it would surprise you, welcome to baseball. See Wikipedia for further information.
Ryan Spilborghs – He’s pulling away in the race for the Rockies leadoff spot.
Tyler Walker – Might still be the answer for, “Who will get more than 15 saves this year for the Mariners?”
Jose Reyes – Will again be batting leadoff. And this is the number one reason why I don’t put too much stock into spring training news.
Gaby Sanchez – He (she?) is doing nothing to win the 1st base job. Bodes well for McPherson.
Chris Duncan – He’s winning an OF job for Saint Louie. Now if he can just avoid his brother’s high-fives.
J.R. Towles – He took my vote of confidence in the catchers to target post last week and spat in its face. He’s doing everything to lose the job.
Chipper Jones – Injured himself in the WBC. And taco diarrhea still burns.