Well we’re now less than a month away from Opening Day and already we’re starting to see some trends. From my vantage point it appears as though West Tenn Diamond Jaxx and Iowa Cubs fans should be licking their chops – West Tenn stands to gain a quality starter (Marshall,) first and third basemen (Dopirak and Scott Moore.) Iowa stands to gain a bonafide first baseman in Brandon Sing, an upgrade in center in Felix Pie and front of the rotation starters in Jae-kuk Ryu and Angel Guzman.
So here’s my list of “who’s hot and who’s not:”
Who’s hot – Brandon Sing (2 HRs,) Angel Pagan (.444 with speed,) Aramis, Scott Moore, Brian Dopirak (2 HRs,) Jacque Jones.
Who’s not – Neifi Perez (.231 batting average, no surprise there,) Marquis Grissom (.182 average, Dusty has already said his performance doesn’t matter,) Adam Greenberg (Adam might get cut if he doesn’t turn things around,) Juan Pierre, Casey McGehee (bad baserunning and poor average might send him back to West Tenn instead of Iowa,) Todd Wellemeyer (likely to be traded after two poor outings) and Les Walrond (this guy needs to get cut yesterday.)