We have a new update in the A-Rod saga. The Yankees star third baseman could miss up to ten weeks with a torn labrum in his hip. The Yankee staff, alongside Alex Rodriguez are taking it slow, stating that there is a 75-80 percent chance that their third baseman could okay through the pain in 2009.
But what if the Yankees are looking for a third baseman with experience? Could Brandon Inge be a possibility?
With the recent love of Jeff Larish, the Tigers could be looking to move one of the best defensive players at the hot corner. The Tigers could then obtain a reliever or prospects, and the Yankees could get a defensive third baseman that would save runs, considering there isn’t a market of third baseman that can produce runs. Do I think it will happen? Heck no. But it is an interesting scenario on this wonderful friday.
-Joel Zumaya’s meeting with doctor James Andrews revealed that the flame throwing righty was just suffering from regular “spring training wear and tear.” As 97.1 the Ticket’s Mike Valenti said this afternoon, “Joel Zumaya is like fine china.” Meaning it’s wonderful when it is nice and new, but once it chips, it is useless.
-Marcus Thames is the topic of choice in the Free Press this afternoon. Jon Paul Morosi talks about how Thames is a great bench power, but is striving to be an everyday player. Some interesting notes in this article. Thames says that he talks about college football or basketball when the situations comes up, to avoid talking about the subject. It tells you a lot about his personality. Brandon Inge also says that Thames has the most raw power of anyone on the team. Morosi projects that if Thames played as many games as Magglio, that he would of had 41 homers.
-Latest thoughts from Jim Leyland on Rick Porcello and Ryan Perry?
“I’m looking at them close,” Leyland said before the game. “Do they have a chance? They have a chance. Would it be the best thing? I don’t know. But I know one thing: You watch, and it makes you stop and look. And at some point, it might make you stop and think.”