The latest on the NL East, before the Phillies, Mets and Marlins open their respective seasons…
- Mets shortstop Jose Reyes tells Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger that he isn't worried about the 2011 season – his walk year. I recommend McCullough's piece for an in-depth look at Reyes.
- Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal says the Mets can forget dominance and aim for competence and respectability in 2011.
- Tom Verducci of SI.com praises Nationals manager Jim Riggleman for batting $126MM man Jayson Werth second.
- Paul Hagen of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that past and current Phillies GMs Ed Wade and Ruben Amaro Jr. are good friends despite their professional rivalry and different personality types.
If Sinkbeil can gain some control of his pitches, he will get another chance.
I may have missed a memo on this one, but is Phil Coke not starting for the Tigers? Or, as I’d expect, is it because the Tigers don’t need a number five starter for another week and a half?
the latter, they aren’t starting him until a week n a half later so he’ll be their #5. I’m kind of interested in seeing how he’ll pan out. I’m just waiting for someone to start a pun on his name akin to the “Wolf pacK”. Maybe his fans will be the “Coke Cartel” haha
If he doesn’t pan out as a starter maybe he will be referred to as Phil Choke?
Of course they’re good friends. Did you see the Oswalt trade?!