I'm too site happy. My partner thinks I'm a major geek, but oh well. Anyhow, while looking at MLB's Rookie Rankings I couldn't help but notice an absence. Sure they have Clint Barmes deservedly at the top and Brad Hawpe and Jeff Francis at four and five respectively, and inexplicably they have JD Closser and Garrett Atkins in the second ten despite their non-performances (for different reasons) of the season so far, but where was Cory Sullivan? I mean sure he has only 25 AB's but that's a lot more than Atkins and he's been hitting .400 in a limited role.
Anyway, now that Dustan Mohr's back, the outfield has a glut of players and not enough time to spread between them. Sullivan has options still but doesn't deserve a demotion. Michael Restovich hasn't been great, but he hasn't been bad by any means either. Hawpe is performing well, and Matt Holliday is heating up after a slow start. And then there's Preston Wilson who's smashing the ball at Coors and looking into real estate options on the road.
Obviously we've made no secret that Wilson's on the block, but contrary to whispers I've heard I don't think the Mohr call-up without an outfield demotion signals a trade is imminent. Rather, I think management decided to take an extra bat along for this road trip figuring the relievers wouldn't be needed as much as we travel to some of the most lopsided pitchers' parks in the league. The question of who we're going to keep has to be answered by our return to Coors against the Braves on May 9th however, and I'm betting the performances of Sullivan and Restovich over these next nine games will go a long way to determining that answer. Click on the comment link to cast your vote who you think gets booted off the island after our tropical road swing.