Yasiel Sierra: Of course, I did not see him pitch yesterday, but the announcers were impressed and so was Dave Roberts. They said he threw a “heavy ball.” His fastball is 97 and he has a heavy slider which he tended to use too much until the Dodgers told him he could not use it until he had two strikes. His problem has always been command. He was switched last season to the bullpen and may be in the running for a spot. He certainly has the stuff… it’s just the control.I seemed to remember a guy who long ago suddenly discovered his control. Yasiel will be 26 this summer – it’s not like he’s a newby! What was his name? Koufax? This may be one of about 7 or 8 reasons FAZ did not sign JB.
14-3! Yawn… Nothing to see here folks… move along! Just a bunch of guys getting ready!
Nothing I have seen or heard persuades me that Andrew Toles is not the real deal. He’s like Ender Inciarte with a little more power. Tell me I’m wrong!
Yasiel Puig is flying under the radar – I see that as a good thing. No waves! No trouble!
Some Dodger fans hate Yasmani Grandal because he replaced their beloved Matt Kemp. The same is true with Joe Davis – they hate him because he replace Vin. Well, that’s actually impossible -p no one can replace the Greatest of all Time, but there’s s great piece in THE LA TIMES about Davis. I happen to like him a lot!
Trayce Thompson is now allegedly 100% and medically cleared to play. I would love to see this outfield:
That means that Ethier and SVS would be traded. Where? Would Andre waive his no trade in order to play for a new deal? It seems logical to me. Prospects are all the team needs. He looks healthy and so does SVS, but I would rather have Toles and Thompson – T N T – because they are dynamite! Young, both can play all three OF positions and they are fast!
Willie Calhoun is allegedly working on his defense and conditioning, which is why he has not appeared in any games.
Brandon McCarthy starts Friday!
I do not like the No Pitch Intentional Base-on-Balls. It’s stupid! It saves nothing in the grand scheme of things. It’s just political posturing by Manfred Mann!
Compare their age 29 years, both with the Rays:
Ben Zobrist – .238 BA/10 HR/.699 OPS
Logan Forsythe – .264 BA/20 HR .778 OPS
Do you get my drift? Zobrist is now 35 and Forsythe is 29, but they are nearly the same guy.
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