MLB: In the News (2/27)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IFebruary 27, 2009

Thursday’s Game: Brewers 4, Cubs 7
(Spring Training) Record: 0-1-1

Game Recap

- Yovani Gallardo and Seth McClung each struggled with walks in limited time Thursday. Mikes Rivera and Cameron each tallied solo homers, but Milwaukee’s pitching woes proved too costly - as Chicago won. Luckily it’s just Spring Training and games mean nothing. Phew!

Brewers News

JS fluff feature on Trot Nixon and/or Chris Duffy’s chances of making the team: I said Nixon in the roundtable, but I’d prefer Duffy (of the two).

- Speaking of hack outfielders, Tony Gwynn Jr. says he won’t miss a month due to injury, calling his ailment “day to day.”

Brew Crew Ball asks “What’s Tony Gwynn Jr.’s Upside?”: That’s a trick question, right?

- The Brewers signed Manny Parra, Tony Gwynn Jr., Chase Wright and Hernan Iribarren Thursday: Expected but necessary moves.

- The Junkball Blue says Dave Bush was lucky in 2008.

Ken Macha is rumored to be intending to pair backup catcher Mike Rivera with a starter to decrease Jason Kendall’s workload. Rotoworld predicts Parra might be Rivera’s batterymate if this plan is put into action.

- Adam McCalvy’s Brewers Beat has a schedule of six Brewers Spring Training games that will be aired on MLB Network.

- Single game tickets go on sale Saturday: These asshats are getting in on the festivities that allow them to wait in line to purchase something.


Minor Leagues

Bernie’s Crew projects the Timber Rattlers lineup: That team looks good.

NL Central

Cardinals apparently hope to keep Albert Pujols in St. Louis forever: Luckily he’s probably 50 by now, so it won’t be too much longer… sh*tty Dominican birth records.

Other News

Two Fisted Slopper piles on JS’s Anthony Witrado.

Man-Ram turned down L.A’s offer… again: The offer was reportedly in the neighborhood of a 2-year/$45M deal. It must be nice.

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