Aside from a new Dodgers owner and the ongoing debate over whether or not spring training stats mean much of anything (and for 90% of the guys on the big league roster they don’t) there’s just not much to talk about.
The novelty of spring ball has worn off. We’ve seen the players in their new uniforms and we’re all happy baseball is back and all that other junk. But dammit, we’re also ready for some games that actually count. Enough of speculating whether Timmy’s fastball will stay down in the zone deep into a game where he’s actually trying to get guys out, let’s just go ahead and see the real thing.
The last week of spring training blows. It’s like those last two days before Christmas as a kid where you’re over the thrill of winter break and now you just want to tear into some presents but you know it’s going to be an eternity before you do. Except now there’s the chance that one of those presents will be a .210 batting average from your leadoff hitter.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers may now be owned by the group of rich guys that hired Magic Johnson as their spokesman. Hopefully this doesn’t mean a looming departure for Ned Coletti just yet. I think that given another two or three years as GM, he could really screw up that franchise for the long haul.