Items of interest we might chat about on today's podcast:
- Why Spring Training Numbers Can Be Evil: Your MLB co-leader in RBI so far this spring is one Mr. John Lindsey, of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 13-year minor-league first baseman has eight RBI and a whole lot of attention early on. Don't worry James Loney owners, he's not going to replace him anytime soon. He reminds me of Brian Manning, the Miami Dolphins wide receiver that went nuts in preseason in the mid-90s, only to never be heard from again. Lindsey might actually join the club at some point this season, but his Fantasy value is extremely limited right now.
- Bartolo Colon is getting closer!!!: His spring debut is scheduled for March 15 and his bullpen sessions are coming along nicely. This is a case of a player whose hype is building enough that I'm beginning to target him a little earlier and earlier each week.
- Rocco Baldelli, Update No. 639: Instead of playing in the outfield this weekend, the Rays have decided to wait a little bit and keep him at DH at least once more. Manager Joe Maddon has mentioned that he's hoping to get nine innings out of him this spring before the games count. So he'll have one game under his belt come April. Something tells me his timing will be off early in the season, even if he does stay healthy. Remember that -- if he starts slow, target him in a trade..