What happens when beat writers from MLB.com get together? Mayhem, complete mayhem...and a mock MLB draft.
Team Beat Writer Pick
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1 Diamondbacks Doug Miller Justin Upton
2 Royals Dick Kaegel Alex Gordon
3 Mariners Jim street Troy Tulowitzki
4 Nationals Bill Ladson Ryan Zimmerman
5 Brewers Adam McCalvy Cameron Maybin
6 Blue Jays Spencer Fordhman Ricky Romero
7 Rockies Thomas Harding Luke Hochevar
8 Devil Rays Bill Chastain Wade Townsend
9 Mets Marty Noble Craig Hansen
10 Tigers Jim Molony Mike Pelfrey
11 Pirates Ed Eagle Andrew McCutchen
12 Reds Anthony Castrovince Jacoby Ellsbury
13 Orioles Gary Washburn Jay Bruce
14 Indians Justice Hill Ryan Braun
15 White Sox Scott Merkin Brian Bogusevic
16 Marlins Joe Frisaro Jeff Clement
17 Yankees Mark Feinsand Mark Pawelek
18 Padres Lyle Spencer Trevor Crowe
19 Rangers Jesse Sanchez Mark McCormick
20 Cubs Carrie Muskat Tyler Greene
21 Athletics Micharl Irving Travis Buck
22 Marlins Joe Presaro Cesar Carrillo
23 Red Sox Ian Browne Matthew Torra
24 Astros Jim Molony Jacob Marceaux
25 Twins Mark Sheldon Brandon Snyder
26 Red Sox Ian Browne Taylor Teagarden
27 Braves Mark Bowman Chaz Roe
28 Cards Matthew Weeks John Mayberry Jr.
29 Marlins Joe Frisaro Colby Rassmus
30 Cards Matthew Weeks Cesar Ramos
All was rolling along fine until Anthony Castrovince broke the format and instead of going with what the rumblings are for the Reds pick, he picked who he thought the Reds should pick in Jacoby Ellsbury. Then it was a free for all and the Marlins landed Jeff Clement who has a snowballs chance in hell in falling that far after his breakout season in what was already a possibly top ten pick career from his first two years in college. It is hard to pick the second half of the first round with accuracy, but one through eleven look pretty solid. Of course this all means absolutely nothing, but it is interesting anyway.
Willie Randolph was amused to see Jeff Wilpon, the Mets' chief operating officer, frantically dialing his cell phone as sprinklers soaked the infield in the first inning. Randolph knows how his former Yankees boss, George Steinbrenner, would have reacted. "George would have fired the whole staff," Randolph said.
And people want to be Yankees?
If Pena leaves the Tigers, some team will take a chance on him. He's still only 26, but nowhere near worth the $2.575 million he's getting this season.
I say yes.
Beltran in Pedro's starts vs. non Pedro Starts:
39 At-bats 141
7 Runs 18
17 Hits 36
7 Homers 0
17 RBI 10
.436 Average .255
"As I was slipping I could see a little blur. It was a little blur and I stuck my glove right there," said Cameron, a two-time Gold Glove outfielder. "I looked up and everybody was screaming. ... It was a lot of luck and a whole lot of glove."
- When is Yusmeiro Petit coming back? I have no idea, but the B-Mets need him. They lost 12-9 to Akron and Mike Jacobs went 4 for 4 with two homers, two runs scored, and six RBIs. He's up to .316 with nine homers, and thirty six RBIs.
- Lakewood beat Hagerstown and nothing special happened.
- St. Lucie got rained out.