Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hot Links

A few things not really worthy of a separate post:

*Cesar Izturis would have received $100,000 by today (Tuesday) if he wasn't on the 25-Man roster. Since he wouldn't go to the minors, the Astros released him.

*Rule 5 pick Ravel Santana still isn't in camp because of visa issues in the Dominican Republic.

*From the previous link, it looks as though Correa and Appel will open the season in Lancaster, while Foltynewicz looks to be a lock for the OKC rotation.

*Here's a fun article from the Denver Post's Troy Renck on Rockies spring training co-MVP Brandon Barnes.


CLOrnelas said...

Appel in Lancaster doesn't seem like a great sign. Not that he necessarily pitched great enough to start in CC. Just an inconvenience that his appropriate level happens to be in the Cal league. Then again, if he dominates there, it'll be all the more reassuring that he's headed for big things soon.

(Not Hank) Aaron said...

I think its just an indication that Luhnow really does not believe in skipping levels.

Reuben said...

That LAN rotation could be quite talented: Appel, McCullers, Velasquez, Thurman (up to 97 mph this spring), Hader; probably a couple other nice arms I'm forgetting.