Tuesday, February 21, 2006
If it's mid-February, then it must be time for reports to trickle out of Braves camp (as they do from each spring training camp, even, we presume, that of the Royals) about every roster player (and the occasional non-roster invitee) looking great. The hitters have all either gained or lost weight and either way, that portends a great season. The pitchers are all throwing with great velocity and are impressing Bobby (with the added perk this year that they're all learning new things from Roger McDowell.) Anyway, the reports are here and here. I don't have much to add, other than to say that it'll be interesting to return to these articles in July to see that Anthony Lerew, Chuck James, and Oscar Villarreal were so highly touted in spring ball. My guess is that one of the three will have an impact, although for James, that's contingent on one or possibly two injuries in the starting rotation.