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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Meantime, Back In Mesa...

What A Difference A Spring Makes

... as Mike Scioscia forgets his earlier comments about Bobby Jenks being not quite ready-for-prime-time.
Bobby Jenks' nine scoreless innings this spring might have earned him a trip to Triple-A Salt Lake next month, but the Angels acknowledge he could push for major-league time this season. "When you're a young guy like him, you hope to pitch well enough to put yourself on the depth chart and he's definitely done that," Scioscia said.
Booya, Bobby!

Please Don't Talk About Respect, Bartolo

Thank God Bartolo Colón isn't a Scott Boras client -- at least, I hope he isn't. The Orange County Register (in the same story linked above) sure makes it sound like his move to the Angels was all about the tall dollars:
White Sox general manager Kenny Williams thought he might be able to re-sign ace Bartolo Colon, offering him a three-year deal worth $36 million. Colon gave Chicago hope by telling his friends on the team he would like to come back.

Instead, Colon got a far richer deal - four years, $51 million - in Anaheim.

"I told a lot of the pitchers I would like to come back, but it didn't work out," Colon said. "I don't want to talk about it."

At least we don't have to listen to him parrot some balderdash about respect. Arte'd have to start selling Rolaids at the stadium by the pallet.

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