Saturday, May 24, 2008
- Pitcher Julian Tavarez opted for free agency instead of accepting his minor league assignment. The Rockies were not interested in making a trade for Tavarez after Glendon Rusch pitched well in Triple-A, but now that he is a free agent, it is possible they would sign him.
- The feel good story so far this season: Just a month after being treated for thyroid cancer, Doug Davis pitched seven strong innings to beat the Braves 11-1. "Every time I hugged somebody I felt like I was, you know, I don't know," he said. "I just felt blessed to have them behind me as much as they are." Davis has always been a middle of the road pitcher, but with his team and the fans behind him, he could be in for a good year.
- Indians GM Mark Shapiro refused to comment on other players, but it is becoming apparent that the Indians will make a move at the deadline. Whether it is for Garrett Atkins or Matt Holliday, the Indians will make a move.
- Cubs outfielder Jim Edmonds is off to a slow start with the Cubs, despite a savvy defensive catch in Houston. He if 2-for-15 with the Cubs and looks lost at the plate. His swing is inconsistent and looks completely different than what it was in 2007 or 2006. If he does not turn it around soon, the Cubs will likely release him and recall Felix Pie, who was actually doing better than Edmonds.