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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Pickoff Moves

Yet another day where I have little to say and lots of little stories to share --

Owens Released

The Mariners released Eric Owens, leaving the sixth outfielder to find a bench job elsewhere.

Sturtze Released

And likewise for Tanyon Sturtze, released by the Dodgers. Evidently, he has a drug problem of some kind or other, or he wouldn't be saying things like
"I really was trying to make the Dodger team, and I thought I was throwing the ball really well with the Dodgers," said Sturtze, who was 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and .367 opponents' batting average in four games (11 innings). "It just happened there were no spots."
In what world is a 9.00 ERA with a .367 average against good?

A's Look For SS Alternatives

Despite the ongoing denials about the ESPN report about Ellis' injury being season-ending, the A's are in the hunt for a spare shortstop, because their utility bench is better at playing second base. Despite what Tyler thinks about the A's depth in the middle infield, the fact that the name Benji Gil is being mentioned should tell you something. On the other hand, he also believes Junior Spivey or Ramon Martinez feature more prominently.

Times Story On Jered Weaver

Another Jered Weaver story, this one in the Times today. It sure sounds like the Padres will draft the guy. Meantime, the honors just keep racking up, with Jered garnering his fifth Louisville Slugger national player of the week award, on the heels of a record-tieing 16 K performance against Wichita State. What can I say but... wow!

Blog readers, take note: Weaver will take the mound this Friday against CSUF. Go Dirtbags!

YAAB

Yet Another Angels Blog, League of Angels. Whoosh, the number of Angels blogs now equals the number of Dodgers blogs -- nine in all.

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