Saturday, November 17, 2007

Trying To Put My Mind At Ease

At least I can sleep a little better at night.
One of the first things Ned said on the call is that one of the difficult things is that our "prospects" aren't really prospects anymore. They're legitimate Major Leaguers and everyone seems to understand that. Any trade that would be made would be made with that in mind.

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USA vs. Cuba

This is the game I was hoping for. It's a battle between the team that represent the country that invented the game versus a team who has won the nine past World Cups. USA vs. Cuba is a Baseball matchup that never gets old.

Cuba has always been a Baseball breeding ground. They have produced stars such as Orestes Minnie Minoso, Jose Mendez, Martin Dihigo, Tony Perez, Louis Tiant and Cristobal Torrienti. They have won 25 of 37 World Cups, including the last nine. It's like they're the Yankees of international play. A force to be reckoned with no doubt.

Team USA, on the otherhand, has only won 2 World Cups. Of course, they have never fielded an All-Star caliber team, instead focusing on youngsters. Nevertheless, today's team consist of some of America's best and brightest Major League prospects. These are kids are hungry and full of promise.

The gold medal game starts at 12:30AM PST or 3:30 AM EST. That's tonight in about 2 hours. If your still up check out the game live a this link.

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Spring Training Update: Split Squad To Stay In Florida

A split squad will be staying in Florida during the games in Asia.
The Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed Friday they would field a team in Vero Beach for the entire 2008 spring training, but it likely will be a split squad for the final half.
Unfortunately, half of the team will not be going back to Dodgertown after the exhibition games in China.
"People shouldn't think that we did not want to return to Vero Beach. The players association decided they did not want them flying all the way back to Florida. Split-squad games are played in spring training all the time, so that's what this will be."

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