March 21, 2012; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana (57) throws in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
I was following the news on Twitter last night and after about 10 minutes I had already tired of the Tim Tebow tweets. It was crazy. I am not sure what the Jets are up to, but the two Jets fans I know weren't too happy with the trade. Then again, they weren't too happy with the Mark Sanchez extension either.
Well, is it possible I could be way off on my estimate that Mets starter Johan Santana doesn't make 20 starts this season? He held the Cardinals to one run on 6 hits, no walk, and 6 strikeouts in 6 innings of work, and he induced 8 ground ball outs as well. Wow. I didn't see that coming.
Rob Neyer, from Baseball Nation, wrote a piece on the third base battle between Lonnie Chisenhall and Jack Hannahan in Cleveland and surmised that the job is Chisenhall's to lose. Some Indians fans commented saying otherwise, but them Baseball Nation contributor Wendy Thurm posted this comment:
I am still not sure who will win the job, as both aren't hitting the ball too well this spring. Hannahan has the better glove, and with all the ground ball pitchers on the Indians, they may want to keep his glove at third base for awhile.
Thames - .353-.410-.529, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Ks, 4 BBs, 34 ABs
Snider - .333.395-.769, 4 HRs, 15 RBI, 13 Ks, 4 BBs, 39 ABs
Snider is obviously having the better spring but the strikeouts are still too high. It will be interesting to see who wins the job in the next week or so.
More fantasy baseball thoughts after the jump:
Here is a tweet from Jason Churchill from ESPN and ProspectInsider last evening on how meaningless spring training stats are: