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Spring Training [Wednesday Morning Quarterback]
March 17th, 2010 by Dan

Josh Johnson warming up in Nationals Park on 4 August 2009

It’s gonna be a short one this week.

Spring Training continues down in Florida and Arizona as teams are making cuts to their rosters, sending players down to the minor leagues or releasing them as they see fit. Most team rosters are starting to take shape and both Stephen Strasburg and Aroldis Chapman have pitched (quite beautifully) a couple of games each.

The Tampa Bay Rays are leading the Grapefruit league (for all that it matters) with a 10-3 record, while the Marlins are tied for fourth with an 8-6 record. Prospects-wise, it looks like Desmond Jennings might not be earning his spot on Tampa Bay’s roster until Crawford is gone, but in the Marlins camp, the competition between Gaby Sanchez and Logan Morrison has all but been decided in Sanchez’s favor. I’m not sure if the Marlins will have Mike Stanton on the opening day roster, but the way he’s playing, they damn well should.

Pitching is looking a little weak for Florida since the lefties on the team, Andrew Miller and Sean West, are not performing along with Chris Volstad who has had an awful spring. What the team does with its rotation will be interesting.

And that’s about it for this week. We’re down to 18 days before the regular season starts. I got a Longoria jersey in the mail a few days ago, so I’m ready for some baseball!


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