Now that I'm home from physical therapy (I graduated to the bike today!) and a delicious breakfast, I figured I'd do some SnakeBytes.
Recaps and Previews
After the jump, some bullpen news, a lack of news about Tony Abreu
, and some links from the NY Times, including a nine hour college game.
Team and Player News
- [mlb.com] Who've been the best drafters of the decade?
"It's a loaded question," said scouting director Tom Allison, whose Arizona Diamondbacks rank highly across many of the measurements used. "You can go through the draft when Albert Pujols was drafted and not have an idea of who went before him. But the impact he's had at the Major League level is, 'wow'"
- [AZ Star] Toros recall 'Lima Time'; colorful pitcher dies at 37
He pitched his final major league season in 2006 with the New York Mets, but the right hander hoped to return to the big leagues. Last season with Long Beach, Lima was teammates with current Toros center fielder Josh Womack.
- [New York Times] For a Promising Reds Pitcher, No Tour of the Minors
The Cincinnati Reds at first thought that Mike Leake, 22, might start in Class AA, and the maybe in Class AAA. But in spring training, they made him their fifth starter.
- [New York Times] Cheering Section - Breakfast With Willie Mays
The writer and his two sons were members of the Order of Willie Watchers who joined the renowned player for a meal before the famous 23 inning game at Shea Stadium.
- [New York Times] Division II Game Takes 9 Hours
Kutztown beat Franklin Pierce 2-1 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II tournament Sunday night in a game that took nine hours to complete.