It's one of those sports cliches that makes absolutely no sense, but Jose Capellan is "stating a case" to make the Astros opening day roster. As if someone would come to Spring Training with the hope of sliding under the radar long enough to be back on the couch playing "Front Office Manager" all season long.
"A non-roster invitee with only a slight chance to make the team, Jose Capellan nonetheless impressed, firing three shutout innings against a strong Venezuelan lineup. Capellan walked one, allowed one hit and struck out none."
It's a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Tomorrow Carlos Lee will play the Astros with none of the glee, fanfare, or delight shown from the media that Derek Jeter received when he faced the Yankees.