Okay, in reference to his playing in the Dominican this winter, am I the only who falls in love with Chris Iannetta every time he says something like this?
Yeah, probably I am, but how can you not root for somebody like that, who's so eager to relate to some of the guys in the clubhouse he's willing to risk balmy Caribbean breezes and sparkling blue ocean in the middle of winter to do it. Whatever it takes, Chris, I'm with you on that.
Congrats to Brian Fuentes and family, btw, on the birth of his twins, Gabriella and Benicio.
The first note of that link about Franklin Morales and Ubaldo Jimenez brings up an interesting issue for 2008, even though it doesn't really talk about it. Right now, if we were to pencil in our opening day rotation for April given what we've been told by the front office, it would look something like this:
- Jeff Francis
- Aaron Cook
- Unknown acquired starter X or a re-signed Josh Fogg
- Jason Hirsh
- Ubaldo Jimenez
Terry Frei apparently lives in an alternate reality, that or he just doesn't understand baseball's arbitration system, which is my guess. However, which ex-Rockies have been bad-mouthed by the team? All the club said about JJ was that he wouldn't sign the extension they offered, which was true, and his agent wouldn't give a counter-offer. Steve Finley? John Mabry? What can be said about them that doesn't make the team look bad for signing them in the first place? Really, these aren't insults, so maybe this is an alternate reality that Frei lives in.