Wednesday, March 28, 2007

If Only Pete Rose Had Tried This

From Todd Jacobson's blog, which still doesn't have permalinks ("One More Down" Post)...
The reading of Major League Baseball’s Rule 21, which prohibits gambling on baseball, is a staple of spring training, but Nationals officials hammered home the point in a unique way: on a cake. The wording of the rule was plastered on a pair of sheet cakes during the annual meeting. Then, of course, it was eaten.

Sacrilicious!

How many slices do you think that Dmitri Young had?

His previous posts notes the "demotion" of Jason Simontacchi, who should be out 2-3 weeks. Since he was a non-roster invitee, they don't have to actually disable him or send him to the minors because he doesn't actually appear on any of the team's rosters. They can just activate him when the time comes. And in a few weeks, one of the relievers will have likely pitched themselves out of a job. (Or Patterson will have broken.)

Abraham Nunez was also reassigned to minor-league camp. I hope he takes assignement to Columbus. We'll likely need his bat at some point with Snelling's and Church's injury history. Nunez was one of the surprises of camp, coming out of nowhere to surpass Michael Restovich as the RH OFer. (If a 6th or 7th OFer can really be a surprise)

Todd says the final roster slot (assuming Nook Logan's health) is down to one of Saul Rivera, Kory Casto and Jesus Colome. He points out that Colome's lack of 40-man status could make it harder for him, even if he still has a bit of prospect dust left in that limber right arm.

At the same time, if they did clear a spot for him, they'd have zero chance of losing him, which would be a possibility if they just let him wander off into the woods at the end of spring.

3 Comments:

  • Hopefully Dmitri Young didn't have any slices being diabetic and all!

    By Blogger MissChatter, at 3/28/2007 10:30 AM  

  • Ray King vs. Dmitri Young in a cake-eating contest! (except for that diabetes, thing, yeah)

    By Blogger Carl, at 3/28/2007 10:38 AM  

  • You gotta think it'll be Rivera. They aren't going to bring up Casto to sit the bench. I think they'll move him down with the understanding if either Church or Logan struggle he'll be called up and put in a starting role.

    By Blogger El Gran Color Naranja, at 3/28/2007 10:39 AM  

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