- Jamie Hoffman was returned to the Dodgers by the Yanks who took him in Rule 5 (as I suspected). This is the second time the Dodgers almost lost him. Is he back for good? The Dodgers should be much better at AAA.
- Some Dodger Brass feel that Charlie Haeger cannot pitch in Arizona or Colorado because of the “air” (their explanation of why he isn’t having a good spring). If that is true, how can he play for a team in the NL West? If that is true, why is Haeger still on the team? On one hand, Torre praises him, but on the other hand he won’t pitch him in Colorado or outside in Arizona. Go figure.
- Russ Martin was hit on the arm or wrist by a pitch today and is sore, but allegedly OK.
- Some Angel fans was heckling Tommy and in Classic Tommieese, he said ” The only Angels are in Heaven and they are all Ex-Dodgers. The __________________ Angels are in Anaheim, how can they be called the Los Angeles Angels?”
- SHOCK – Angel Berroa released! What took them so long?
- Joe Torre says he will name the Opening Day Stater on Thursday … and LAdodgerTalk.com will be there.
- Through the grapevine, I have gathered that the Dodgers are really pissed at Belisario and will “punish” him by keeping him in Arizona for a few weeks followed by a few week at AAA. We’ll see if they do that or need him sooner….
Morning Minor League Game:
- Lucas May hit an opposite field blast off of Alberto Bastardo that got out in a hurry…
- Charlie Haeger pitched 5 or 6 innings (maybe more – I left early) and dominated A and AA players. It’s hard to tell how good he was because of the competition he faced.
Today’s Game at Camelback Ranch:
- DeWitt 2B
- Blake 3B
- Ethier RF
- Ramirez LF
- Loney 1B
- Anderson DH
- Hu SS
- Repko CF
- Monasterios P