Whenever I think of rookies playing for Dusty Baker, I think of the phrase, “Let them eat cake!” So here we are again with another Reds rookie, Devin Mesoraco. With Mesoraco, Cozart and Juan Francisco, I kinda want to take off my Zubaz and wear the Reds rookies as pants.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Tyler Pastornicky was born 12/13/1989, which is crazy young, good lord.
Certainly he’s too young to have been a fifth round draft pick THREE YEARS ago by the Toronto Blue Jays. Or not, I suppose.
He made his way down to Georgia as part of the semi-big trade that exiled Yunel Escobar and his “’tude” to Canada, which isn’t a portion of the United States of America.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Janish-Renteria tandem isn’t just the name of a Center for Disease Control in Sweden; it’s also what was standing in Zack Cozart‘s way going into 2011. That was an easy combo to beat out for the shortstop job. But Dusty looks at rookies and laughs maniacally while daintily pushing his toothpick to the side of his mouth.Please, blog, may I have some more?
By my calculations, Anthony Rizzo is the top rookie 1st baseman heading into the 2012 fantasy baseball season. (For all of you screaming Paul Goldschmidt, he has too many ABs to be considered a rookie and too many Christmas presents to be considered a Jew.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The way the Yankees have handled Montero makes you want to say what no Jesus has said since the first one, “Oy vey.” Is Jesus Montero ever going to start? Only the Yankees and the mysterious monks that Dan Brown’s probably writing about know that answer.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Is Bryce Harper the best prospect ever? Or if you’re Andre 3000, forever, ever, ever, ever? Forever never seems that long until you’re grown, which Harper has not done yet. He’s like 13 years old. He had his last birthday party at Chuck E.Please, blog, may I have some more?
On September 22nd, Matt Moore went into Yankee Stadium and delivered a gem — 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks. Even though it was against the Yankees B lineup, which was produced and directed by Roger Corman, his lights-out performance in September was exactly what he’d been doing in the minor leagues since 2007.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Theo Epstein will play Brett Jackson, right? I mean, a new GM can toss out the used-up-and-spit-out pieces he inherits, right? It’s like when a new boss comes into a flailing company and all the employees start quaking in their boots that they’re gonna get fired because they’re unproductive.Please, blog, may I have some more?
A quick preamble about the 2012 fantasy rookie series that is coming all this month. Rookies are picked through MLB eligibility requirements, less than 130 ABs or 50 IP. That means no Brett Lawrie, no Lonnie Chisenhall, no Mike Moustakas. Last November I said, he is the best prospect currently in the game with under 130 ABs.Please, blog, may I have some more?