Good morning and good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. Here’s today’s recommended reading from around the world of baseball.
****The big news of course is Red Sox ace David Price seeking a second opinion in regard to his “elbow discomfort.”
****At Fangraphs, Craig Edwards looks at the implications of the Red Sox losing Price for an extended length of time.
****Texas Rangers right-hander Andrew Cashner is dealing with “biceps soreness.”
****Today’s scoreboard of spring training games from MLB.com.
****Steven Martano at Beyond the Boxscore looks at early American League Rookie of the Year contenders.
****Rob Parker at FakeTeams examines the pros and cons of Royals lefty Danny Duffy.
****Adam Dorhauer at The Hardball Times gives us an All-World Team starting lineup.
****Ben Badler at Baseball America gives us an update on ultratoolsy Cuban outfielder Luis Robert, who is expected to command a hefty bonus once the Commissioner’s office declares that he is eligible to sign.