According to John Fay:
Some that I found interesting…
Eric Milton: He has looked very hittable at times this spring (6.23 ERA, 15 hits in 82/3 innings). He’s coming off an elbow injury, so the Reds probably would like to see some good outings down the stretch, starting today when he faces the Twins.
Is he a sure thing in the rotation for the entire seasosn? If not, how much rope do you think Narron will give him?
Josh Hamilton: All of baseball is waiting for him to struggle, but he continues to hit to the tune of .487. His pinch hit off Detroit closer Todd Jones (literally off him – the ball smacked Jones’ leg) was impressive. Hamilton showed he can come through against a big-time closer. That’s something he must do in the regular season.
If his kid can play good defense, run the bases well, pinch hit decently, and be an effective spot starter…WOW.
The unexpected: Krivsky hasn’t made a trade this spring. Don’t be surprised if he does something to keep Burton and to open a spot for Majewski when he’s healthy.
This is surplus on this team, but is it surplus that anyone would want?