Monday, February 11, 2013

Spring Training Day 1 Updates

Rather than overload the site with each new development in Spring Training, we're going to take it by days, and update this post. So here is your Day 1 Spring Training running post:

2:07pm: We find out that Rick Ankiel has been working out at the Cardinals Spring Training facility, and "will join the Astros soon."

1:12pm: Jose Veras is penciled in as the closer. Committee is an option.

1:11pm: Luhnow doesn't like how thin the Astros are at Catcher

1:06pm: Luhnow says pitcher Chia-Jen Lo will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.

1:04pm: Luhnow sees Cosart projecting as a starter, not a reliever. Depending on Spring Training, could possibly earn a rotation spot in 2013.

12:58pm: Catcher Carlos Perez is still in Venezuela with a visa issue

10:20am: John Ely gets box of now-useless brick-red shoes.

9:42am: Bedard is here!

9:36am: Don't call him "Chuckie Fick." His name is now "C.J. Fick."

9:24am: Erik Bedard still hasn't shown up.

8:52am: Nate Freiman hit a homer off Bo Porter

8:08am: Brocail and Porter want starters to be able to handle eight innings.

8:07am: Bo Porter has not settled on an Opening Day starter.

8:02am: SP4 and SP5 will be a "competition"

7:55am: Lucas Harrell says Bud Norris has earned the right to be the Opening Day starter


Anonymous said...

"Luhnow doesn't like how thin the Astros are at Catcher?"

The Astros have been sucked at catcher for 50 years. And this is suddenly news?

Hosed beyond belief!

farmstros said...

Daddy, who is that anonymous masked man?

That's hosed beyond belief guy, son.

Chris said...

This is awesome guys. Please keep it up, daily, for those of us stuck at work and not in Kissimmee! Each development is interesting!

Chris said...

Curious, if SP4 & 5 are a "competition," then who won SP3? Keuchel? Bedard? Weiland?

Chris said...

My bad, I wasn't thinking. Norris, Harrell, Lyles locks.