As we said on the podcast this past Thursday, if the Reds want to go into this season and be able to say that they’re trying to win; you can’t have Janish as your everyday shortstop. They knew that, so they upgraded the position with as solid of a free agent as there was available. And he’s going to be perfect hitting in the 2-hole.
Doing this post on the fly, but John Fay twittered a little bit ago that Orlando Cabrera told the Denver Post (and why he is talking to the Denver Post we have no idea) that he is close to accepting the Reds offer.
The Reds ownership and front office deserves a huge pat on the back. They’ve done their part.
More reaction coming as this shakes out.
– Posted from my iPhone
Fantasy Owners: Carlos Gonzalez or Jay Bruce in 2010? Both of these guys are young left-handed hitting outfielders that made their break to big leagues about at the same time, so which one is going to be a better grab in fantasy baseball drafts coming up in a few months? A couple of ‘experts’ make their cases heard. [Y! Sports Roto Arcade]
Tonight’s show was a good one. Have a listen during your workday and give us some feedback with an email to Diamondhoggers_at_gmail_dot_com if you wish. We love talking baseball, and we’ll do it every Thursday night for the rest of time. Some good guests are lined up for the coming weeks. We fly it solo again, and we cover some great topics. Enjoy.
Hey all, it’s Thursday so we’ll be doing our live show again tonight.
On tap for tonight’s air waves:
-We’ll talk about the Top 100 Prospects in MLB, with a focus on the Top 10.
-McGwire vs. Pete Rose–Should they be banned? Should they be in the Hall of Fame. Some of our take is here.
-Orlando Cabrera as a Cincinnati Red? Johnny Damon?
-Why the month of February sucks
If you want to be part of the show, send us some topics you want to hear us talk about at Diamondhoggers_at_gmail_dot_com and we’ll get to it.
Every now and then you meet the baseball fan who seems to get up in arms about prospects around the minor leagues.
If you’re one of those people, the time to get excited is now. Early lists are circulating of the top 100 prospects in all of the game.
Here’s the top 10 prospects in Major League Baseball for 2010:
1. STEPHEN STRASBURG (RHP), NATIONALS
2. MICHAEL STANTON (OF), MARLINS
3. DESMOND JENNINGS (OF), RAYS
4. JASON HEYWARD (OF), BRAVES
5. JESUS MONTERO (C), YANKEES
6. NEFTALI FELIZ (RHP), RANGERS
7. BUSTER POSEY (C), GIANTS
8. BRIAN MATUSZ (LHP), ORIOLES
9. MARTIN PEREZ (LHP), RANGERS
10. JEREMY HELLICKSON (RHP), RAYS
We’ll keep an eye on these guys and what impact they have at the big league level with their respective franchises in 2010. We’ll admit, in the recent years we’ve had an increasing interest in top prospects.
An update on Rocco Baldelli. “Younger players have this mindset that says, ‘If I sit three days and play the fourth day, I have to earn my money,”’ said an AL scout. “The Lenny Harrises of the world can play once every five days and walk twice and say, ‘Hey, that’s what you pay me for.’ As time goes on, I think [Baldelli] will become better equipped mentally to do that.” [ESPN – Jerry Crasnick]
Here’s a movie we always felt got a bit too small of credit. It’s highly underrated. Kingpin. The guy who absolutely makes the movie is Bill Murray, otherwise known as Big Ern.
Look at him slide across slowly to momma there in the first few minutes of the clip.
“Tennessee! Ken-tu-cky! Bonavici!”
There is no better bad guy in a movie then Big Ern. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, Big Ern is still there!
Classic scene from a classic movie in our opinion. If you haven’t watched it after all these years, rent it and enjoy the laughs.