Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bring on 2009

The finishing touches have been put on the roster with Pena getting the final spot. Berroa, who I thought could be the surprise utility infielder, was sent back down along with Dan Giese. Giese will likely see play time in NY at some point if injuries pop up and Girardi does his famous bullpen dance. Berroa still has a little gas left in his tank and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him included in a trade package to another team.

Joba looked good in his final spring outing, Sabathia looks solid and Texiera is showing signs of getting off to a good start as well. Ransom and Gardner have people’s hopes up that they can contribute and almost every story coming out of spring training was positive. Sure, A-Rod will be missed, but he won’t be gone long and I predict his replacement will have just enough success to keep fans from screaming for trade and won’t cost the team any games.

For the first time in a while, these two new faces really have me excited about the upcoming season. Fine, to be more accurate I should say “even more excited than usual.”

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