In today's preseason game between the Twins and the Phillies, Chase Utley hit a triple and a double off of Johan Santana. Despite the obviously miniscule sample size, I take this as an awesome sign. If Utley improves his .219 average against lefties to at least .240/.250, will that make him the number one second baseman in all of baseball (if you don't have him there already)? Or are people like Soriano, Kent, Figgins, and Mark Lemke (just kidding) still ahead of him.
In an effort to not be one of those guys who writes a really short post and fills it up with FILLERFILLER, I have one more question.
What do you suspect the road to the majors for Brandon Wood and Kendry Morales is gonna look like? Comeplete with promotions and cups of coffee.
i.e. Morales starts in Triple A in 2006. Gets small cup of coffee in September. Starts at first base in 2007 for the Angels.