"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." - Thomas A. Edison
"I have found that people who can successfully resist temptation invariably lead depressingly stunted lives." — C.D. Payne
"So don't weep for me now, my friends, because science insists that I have not died.
Energy just always changes state and I refuse to believe that human consciousness is the sole exception to this universal law."
- Mark Millar
"Do only butterflies die in flames? What about those devoured by the flames within them?" - E.M. Cioran

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just In From the Desert

Yay, Derek Lowe can still throw a baseball.  That's something...

The Tribe made two minor moves today.  LHP Kelvin De La Cruz (#21 on my top prospect list) was traded to Texas for cash.  He had been DFAed earlier in the month when Casey Kotchman was added.

Also, two-time All-Star shortstop Cristian Guzman joined camp and took a physical.  The 33-year old sat out 2011 rehabbing a sore right shoulder.  He has a strong relationship with Manny Acta from the time that they shared together with Washington and is expected to be offered a contract tomorrow.


Word Of the Day - "Nebuchadnezzar"

A New Lowe

The other guy is new pitching coach Scott Radinsky.  The news is nothing new.  The top four rotation spots are taken by (in order) Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, Josh Tomlin and Lowe.  The guys fighting for the fifth spot are Kevin Slowey, Jeanmar Gomez, David Huff, Zach McAllister and Scott Barnes.

Also, Carlos Santana will see time at DH as the team sees Casey Kotchman as an every day guy.  This means more ABs for Lou Marson and fewer for Travis Hafner.

But we knew all of this already.  Right?


New Suits Suit Yu

Aj Burnett & Erik Bedard of the Pirates.  Hiroki Kuroda of the Yankees.  Jamie Moyer of the Rockies.  And international sensation Yu Darvish of the Rangers.

Pretty Girl 02.21.12 - Drea de Matteo

As SeƱor Guadalupe Ramirez might say...  Too sexy!!  Too sexy!!