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This was a far shorter visit than my first - three days, as opposed to 14, and I focused on the Mets, as opposed to jumping from team to team and piling up oodles miles on the rental car.
Nevertheless, spring training always affords a different, arguably closer look than once we get into the regular season, so I enjoy dissecting what I saw. Away we go:
1. Mets. If you read Terry Collins'...Read more »
I spent yesterday at Rays camp, and not surprisingly, I wrote that the Rays remain an impressive operation and a major threat to the Yankees and Red Sox.
One consequence of the Rays' current way of life, that they can't afford a major free agent in his prime, is that you'll never accuse their roster of being too old. They always have a surplus of youth. It undoubtedly helps them slog through...Read more »
At the Yankees' loss to the Red Sox, I wrote that the Yankees should keep Phil Hughes in their rotation and eject A.J. Burnett as soon as possible.
I just don't see the point in retaining Burnett. Even if he threw a shutout every time between now and the end of the regular season - and that ain't happening, anyway - would you really feel confident about him taking the ball in a playoff start?...Read more »