|By Alex Carson||By 03-14-2013|
|1. By: maqman on 03-14-2013 12:20:56|
It's going to start getting to decision time on several players here shortly. The hard ones like Bay/Wells and Garland/Kids will most likely go down to the wire, as they should. Maurer is making things interesting.
|2. By: rjfrik on 03-14-2013 15:19:08|
A couple of things.
1st. Branden Mauer looks AMAZING. The guy is killing it and seems like a much more complete pitcher then Saunders, Beaven, Garland, Bonderman and even Ramirez and Iwakuma, so far this spring. He has been the best pitcher in camp. Consistently touching mid 90s on his fastball and locating all three of his off speed pitches (change, curve, slider). At this point I think he makes the team as a starter. He has the look and feel of Pineda, who did the exact same thing. (overcame injury in the minors, put together a really good season in AA, winning the pitcher of the year and making the club the next year)
2nd. I'm starting to love the Morales, Morse, Smoak wheel house. I think the protection and ability not to press that the M&M boys will give Smoak this year is going to be a very good thing. I think all three have good, if not great years and that is exciting. If a couple of guys can emerge as table setters we could see us go from the bottom of the list to upper middle of the list of mlb teams, in terms of runs scored this year.
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