Thursday, February 24, 2011

Camp Notes and Profiles

Hey, nothin' much happening at camp:

-- Evan Meek sprained his calf; it's another nagging, day-to-day injury.

-- The Wall Street Journal team of Scott Cacciola and Jared Diamond wrote that the Pirates were in the Top Ten of teams bettering themselves during the offseason by improving by a WAR of 1.8, the same as Boston. Of course, the Pirate blurb ended with "too little, too late."

-- Jim Callis of Baseball America tweeted his view of Bucco OF prospect Starling Marte's potential: "Ceiling is high average hitter, average power, quality CF. Ways to go."

-- The Bucs will break camp today, going from Pirate City to McKechnie Field. Basically, it means the players get a half day at the office, spending the AM on the field and the afternoon on the golf course or out fishing. Boot camp it ain't!

-- Bad news for the Cards. Beside having their lowball offer nixed by The Franchise, Albert Pujols (Ryan Howard's deal was much better), today they learned that Adam Wainwright will have TJ surgery. When it rains...

The writers are cranking out their player stories to help fill the camp hours until something resembling hard news happens. This weeks' work so far:

-- Alex Presley (Colin Dunlap, Post-Gazette)

-- Charlie Morton (Rob Biertempfel, Tribune-Review)

-- Kevin Correia (Jen Langosch,

-- Scott Olsen (Alan Dell,

-- Lastings Milledge (Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune)

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