With the start of Spring training games, the boxscore has returned! Here are some observations from today's games.
Detroit Tigers 4 NY Mets 2:
Disgruntled Tiger Brandon Inge played CF for the last part of the game. If the Tigers can't deal him, expect him to gain multiple position eligibility. I want to see him appear as a catcher before getting too excited.
Colorado Rockies 7 Chi White Sox 3:
Jayson Nix started at 2B with the Rockies' A team. He was 0-1 with two walks and a K. He was replaced by Ian Stewart. So much for Hurdles' assertion that Jeff Baker was the main competition for Nix.
Texas Rangers 6 Kansas City Royals 1:
The Rangers started David Murphy, Josh Hamilton and Marlon Byrd from left field to right. David Murphy is the surprise.
The Royals started Billy Butler at 1B. Could his DH-only eligibility be temporary once the season starts?
Washington Nationals 3 Florida Marlins 3:
Lastings Milledge hit 3rd. He will be a huge breakout player in 2008 if this holds.