The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.

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  • Jeff Niemann gave up just 2 hits and no runs in a minor league intrasquad game. He struck out 6 and walked 1. [The Heater]
  • OK, nevermind. Cesar Cabral, the Rule 5 pick from the Red Sox, that was claimed from the Rays by the Blue Jays, has been re-claimed by the Rays. Our question: Did he ever even leave Rays camp?
  • Scroll down to the last 3 paragraphs…Neil deMause explains why it makes sense for baseball to broker a deal that ends with Stuart Sternberg in control of the Mets. [Baseball Prospectus]
  • Will the real Ben Zobrist please stand up. []
  • Jim Darlington recalls spring training games at Al Lang Stadium and longs for a time when a team will once again call the field by the Bay “home.” [ThePostGame]
  • Tommy Bahama will be introducing a line of “Collector’s Camp Shirts” featuring the Brooklyn Dodgers and 7 current teams. Amazingly, the Rays are one of the 7. Of course, so are the Astros, Padres and Twins. So we aren’t sure what the pattern is. [Tommy Bahama]
  • The subject matter in “The King’s Speach” was all-too-familiar to Johnny Damon. [Boston Herald]
  • Will David Price be able to duplicate his 2010 season? We are on record as having some concerns about how many innings he worked last year. []




  1. Don says:

    REd sox castoff must really be something....he has the dogs fighting over a bone...has he ever won a ML game?
    The DAY ZObrist comes to the plate looking to swing the bat and get a hit..... like he did in 2008/2009 he will be the Zobrist of old..
    NO more of that coming to the plate waiting for that perfect pitch or hoping for a walk...SWINGTHEBAT ben it will be like old matter what Sheldon/ Maddon says...walks are not the way....

    • Derek says:

      He is a relief pitcher and 22 years old. No he hasn't won a game. He was also drafted in the rule 5, so that's not really being "castoff." The Red Sox must really want him back, or else the Jays would have been able to work out a trade to keep him. I'd assume we are trying to do the same, and we will hopefully get it done.

  2. Don says:

    STernberg to the mets would not be such a bad deal for us..there are lots of billionairs in the US (Look at forbes this month) that would love to have a "hobby business" like the if we could have an owner that wanted to spend a little money to have the BEST team..we already gave up some of the best players in baseball so stuie could make a little(more) money!

  3. Derek says:

    Seems like this guy understands.

    (Assuming they exist, that is. As shocking as this may be for you to believe, it's not unknown for professional journalists to say they're "hearing rumblings" when they just mean "me and the guy at the next desk talked about this over lunch.")


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